City reports 291 new cases, positivity at 8.1% | Gurgaon News
Active cases also rose from 1,165 the day before to 1,218 on Saturday. Hospitalizations remain very low – 12 Covid patients are currently hospitalized and the remaining 1,206 are in home isolation, according to the health department.
In the past 24 hours, 3,577 people have been tested for Covid by government and private labs. “We have already stepped up testing. We have also recommended that the district administration add eight more micro-lockdown areas to the existing list,” Gurgaon Chief Medical Officer Dr. Virender Yadav said.
The city currently has five micro-containment areas – a second-floor apartment in M2K Aura (Sector 47), an apartment in Tower 5 in Nirvana Country (Sector 50), an apartment in Tower A in Citizen Apartments (Sector 51 ), a house in Ardee City and another in Silver Oaks (DLF-1).
The health department said there has also been an increase in the number of people coming in for vaccinations this week. “There are two reasons for the increase in the number of people vaccinated – the first is that new cases are increasing, so people do not want to take the risk of infection and get vaccinated, and the second is that the establishments of private health facilities have started booster doses for the over 18 category,” said district immunization officer Dr MP Singh.
Most patients have mild flu-like symptoms, headaches and throat irritation, doctors said. “Some also report diarrhea. Cases have been on the rise, but luckily we don’t have very sick patients. Most of them recover in three to four days. It’s because our vaccination coverage is better this time around and people are also getting booster shots. People should always stick to masks if they want to cut the chain of transmission,” said Dr. Arunesh Kumar, Head of Department and Senior Consultant (Pneumology) at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon.