Gurgaon: The city, after 10 days of a massive daily surge in cases, saw the number drop below the 3,000-mark on Sunday.
As many as 2,842 persons were found positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of cases to 1,56,502. The last time the district recorded less than 3,000 cases was on April 28, when 2,934 persons had tested positive for the virus. The positivity rate fell to 25%, which is 2% down from the previous day’s 27%.
In the past 17 days, the city has been recorded more than 3,500 new cases daily on average, putting Gurgaon’s medical infrastructure under immense strain.
The day also saw 10 Covid patients succumb to the virus taking the city’s toll to 587. Since May 1, the city has witnessed 101 deaths.
At present, the fatality rate in Gurgaon stands at 0.3%.
As many as 3,739 people recuperated from the disease on Sunday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,18,492. The recovery rate stands at 72%.
At 37,423, the active cases in the city account for nearly a fourth of the total count. A total of 34,888 patients are in home isolation, 2,382 (severe cases) in hospitals and 153 in district Covid care centres (mild cases).
“We cannot say the cases are going down at this time. But, there is stability in the caseload and we are expecting the cases to go down after May 15. People are still required to stay at home. People who have symptoms and still not tested positive should stay in isolation for 10 days. They should treat themselves as Covid-positive unless proven otherwise,” said Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer, Gurgaon.
Meanwhile, 95 people were sent to institutional quarantine facilities on Sunday. So far, 13,46,719 people have been put under surveillance in the city. In the past 24 hours, the health authorities collected 11,064 samples for antigen and RT-PCR tests. Till now, 13,34,133 samples have been sent for testing, of which 11,66,567 returned negative while the results of 2,252 are awaited.