Daily cases nearly 500, positivity rate exceeds 12% | Gurgaon News
Gurgaon currently has 1,695 active cases, of which 11 patients are admitted to hospital and the remaining 1,684 are in home isolation. According to data shared by the health department, Gurgaon has recorded 5,519 Covid cases so far in April, nearly 170% higher than the 2,037 cases recorded in March.
Gurgaon’s chief medical officer, Dr Virender Yadav, said: “We expect cases to soon reach 1,000 a day. Everyone should wear a mask when going out. There is no need to panic, but people should be careful.
Haryana has reported over 500 new Covid cases per day. A large portion of the cases come from Gurgaon and Faridabad; two districts have completed the maximum testing in the state in the past 10 days. Over 32% of the 1.1 lakh tests carried out in the state from April 19 to 28 were carried out in Gurgaon (36,463 tests), while Faridabad’s share was 10.7% (12,114 tests).
The data shows a patchy trend in testing – several districts are reporting only a handful of cases per day as they are way behind in testing compared to Gurgaon. Over the past 10 days, Gurgaon has carried out 36,463 tests, or almost 3,600 tests every day, while neighboring districts have carried out less than 300 tests during the same period. Rewari performed 2,442 tests (about 240 per day). Nuh carried out the fewest tests in Haryana – just 581 (58 tests per day) – followed by Fatehabad with 785 tests. “It seems that these districts have reduced testing in order to reduce the number of new cases – all these districts reported no new cases on Friday,” said DV, Saharan, former director of health services, Haryana. Officials said all districts are being monitored.
Doctors said most cases in hospitals had mild symptoms. Dr Amitabha Ghosh, Consultant (Internal Medicine) at Manipal Hospital, said: “We have seen an increase in cases. They are mild with mainly cold, cough and fever symptoms.