Haryana saw a sharp spike in the number of Covid cases which touched 96, with most of them linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event, officials said on Monday.
Of the fresh cases, nine are from Palwal district, six from Nuh, four from Karnal and one from Charkhi Dadri, according to the state Health Department’s bulletin in the evening. The positive cases on Sunday stood at 76 and the state recorded a jump of 20 cases in a single day.
We had sent 96 samples for testing and 14 out them returned positive. Reports of 229 samples are awaited. Of total 343 samples, 100 have tested negative,” said Dr Virender Yadav, Civil Surgeon, Nuh.
At present, there are 79 active cases in the state, 15 patients have been discharged while the state has recorded three Covid-related deaths. Reports of 459 samples were awaited. Among the total positive cases reported, six are Sri Lankan nationals and one each is from Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa while 29 are from other states of the country, including Jammu and Kashmir (UT), Tamil Nadu, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana and Punjab, as per the bulletin.