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1-day record: Gurgaon crosses 25,000 mark in Covid tests | Gurgaon News

Gurgaon: Amid the Covid surge in Haryana, the state authorities is taking all efforts to ramp up testing. On Saturday, the tests carried out in town breached the 25,000-mark for the primary time. This is the best variety of samples collected in a single day in town up to now. On November 21, round 10,200 tests had been carried out in Gurgaon. The metropolis additionally crossed 5,50,000-mark of complete tests on Saturday. It has carried out the best variety of tests in Haryana up to now.
Of the 25,101 tests carried out on Saturday, 20,112 had been RT-PCR, whereas the remaining 4,989 had been fast antigen tests. Haryana, in the meantime, carried out the best single-day tests at over 1.2 lakh on Saturday. “We conducted a record Covid testing in a single day in the state at 1,21,227 to track and isolate Covid cases and bring down the positivity rate,” mentioned extra chief secretary (well being) Rajeev Arora.
The state authorities had a goal of fifty,000 tests in a day. The authorities is planning to proceed doing greater than 50,000 tests each Saturday to interrupt transmission of the illness.
“We organised 63 camps across Gurgaon to conduct tests on Saturday. We had a target of 10,000 initially. However, many people turned up for testing. We focused on high-risk groups. We maintained 80:20 ratio of RTP-CR to antigen tests while carrying out the mass drive,” mentioned Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer.
On Saturday, 668 new Covid circumstances had been recorded in town. The tally stands at 48,619 now. The well being division mentioned 759 individuals recovered on Saturday, taking the whole variety of recoveries to 41,969.
An official mentioned 5 individuals succumbed to the an infection on Saturday. Till date, 283 individuals have died of Covid-19, of whom 218 had comorbidities. The metropolis has been witnessing an increase in Covid-19 circumstances since October 21. The day by day positivity rate is round 9.8% because the quantity has been rising day by day.
On Saturday, 65 individuals had been despatched to institutional quarantine amenities. The metropolis has a complete of 6,367 energetic circumstances, of which 5,922 are in dwelling isolation. So far, 5,08,630 individuals have been put below surveillance. The well being division has despatched 5,05,314 samples for testing, of which 4,31,594 have turned out to be adverse, whereas the outcomes of 15,287 are nonetheless awaited.
Meanwhile, the variety of recoveries in Haryana exceeded new circumstances for the second day because the state detected 1,967 new circumstances and declared 2,421 recovered on Saturday.

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