Gurugram’s coronavirus doubling rate becomes 108 days; recovery rate gets better
Gurugram: Gurugram’s doubling rate of Covid-19 was 108 days on Friday, better from 52 days on July 27, according to the district health department.
The daily growth rate of coronavirus cases in the district has also come down to 0.87 per cent, which was 1.40 percent on July 27.
Civil Surgeon Dr Virender Yadav said that the testing has been increased in the district. “Till date 1,16,000 samples have been taken in the district which is among the highest in the state. Both RTPCR and rapid antigen tests have been conducted here. Our focus is on areas where there is a high number of Covid-19 infected patients so that infected positive individuals can be identified, isolated and treated in time.”
The district’s positivity rate has also come down to 7.55 per cent, which was 9.6 per cent on July 17 indicating that fewer people are getting infected in Gurugram. In addition, the fatality rate has also dropped to 1.31 percent in the last 10 days. On July 29, the death rate was 1.37 percent.
The recovery rate among the Covid-19 positive patients is continuously improving and now Gurugram district ranks second in terms of recovery of coronavirus patients with a recovery rate of 91.14 per cent after Bhiwani district which has a recovery rate of 93.20 per cent.
Lauding the joint effort of the district health department, administration and residents for the improvement in the recovery rate in the district, Deputy Commissioner Amit Khatri said, “Due to the awareness among residents and effective measures by the district administration and the health department, the recovery rate is improving constantly in Gurugram. The recovery rate has climbed to 91.14 per cent from 87.05 percent on July 29 in the district.”
Meanwhile, Gurugram recorded 54 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, taking the district tally to 9,535. As many as 73 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall recovery to 8,712.
At the moment, the total number of active cases stood at 698, while the death toll counted to 125.