Covid-19: Gurugram’s highest one-day toll this year, five dead | Gurgaon News – Times of India


GURUGRAM: The city on Monday reported this year’s highest single-day spike in Covid-19 deaths, with five people succumbing to the virus. The toll now stands at 383.
The last time five deaths had been reported was on November 28 last year. Since the pandemic began, the highest one-day toll was recorded on June 17, when nine people had died. In 19 days so far in April, 18 deaths have been reported. The case fatality rate (CFR) currently stands at 0.4%.
On Monday, as many as 1,809 people tested positive, taking the tally to 83,534. The positivity rate, which was 7.8% at the beginning of the month, now stands at 14%. The health department said 1,228 patients recuperated too, bringing the total number of recoveries to 70,379. The recovery rate is currently 84%.
As of Monday, there were 12,772 active cases. The active numbers have shot up at a fast pace since the beginning of April, when they stood at 2,148. Currently, 11,965 patients are in home isolation.
Gurugram chief medical officer Virender Yadav said the number of deaths usually goes up about seven to 10 days after the surge.
“Our teams are monitoring patients under home isolation and we are trying to avoid a scenario where they might turn sick suddenly. We are likely to continue getting more cases for another 15 days,” he added.
Health authorities conducted 10,027 tests on Monday. Till now, a total of 10,97,190 samples have been sent for testing, of which 10,00,043 returned negative while the results of 8,528 are awaited. Also, 80 more people were sent to institutional quarantine facilities. So far, 10,97,190 people have been put under surveillance in the city.
Meanwhile, the lab at Sector 10 Civil Hospital is again processing samples after shutting due to contamination, the CMO said.
“People will get their results within 24 to 36 hours. We are also trying to provide results of the pending samples by Wednesday,” he added.



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