Faridabad, an industrial hub and the city with the largest population in the state, has also emerged as a leading hotspot in the number of Covid positive cases.
With a total of 28 positive cases, it stands at the fourth spot. Despite high-risk conditions, the authorities concerned have decided to take on the problem by its horns by launching an intensive door-to-door survey, a task undertaken for the first time.
Of the total positive cases, as many as 17 cases are of the Jamaatis while the other 11 are residents of various colonies and villages who had come in contact with other positive cases.
Some of the Jamaatis have been found to be hailing from villages like Badkhal, Fatehpur Taga and Ranhera Khurd and their detection came to the fore when the drive for it was launched.
According to the officials concerned, the timely and planned strategy that was put in place to identify suspected patients perhaps gave the district an advantage in getting control over the spread.Revealing that the pace of recovery of the admitted patients is expected to gain speed, Dr Ram Bhagat, Deputy Civil Surgeon, said that five out of the total 28 have recovered by Friday. He said the condition of the rest is also stable.