Amid the rising cases of coronavirus in the state, Haryana Health minister Anil Vij on Sunday said that complete lockdown will be imposed in the state for 7 days from May 3.
Health minister Anil Vij tweeted the information today afternoon, “Complete lockdown to be imposed in Haryana for 7 days from May 3.”
Haryana on Saturday registered its biggest single-day jump of 125 deaths due to COVID-19, raising the toll to 4,341, while 13,588 fresh cases pushed the infection count to 5,01,566.
On April 30, Haryana had recorded 98 fatalities and the previous highest single-day surge in cases so far with 13,947 infections was on April 28.
The number of active cases crossed the one-lakh mark for the first time on Saturday.
The state now has 1,02,516 active COVID-19 cases and the hardest-hit Gurugram and Faridabad account for 50 per cent of them.
According to the health department daily bulletin, Gurugram district again saw a huge surge in cases with 4,099 infections.
Gurugram district now has 38,560 active cases while another worst-hit district Faridabad has 12,196 active infections.
Seventeen of the new fatalities linked to the virus were from Hisar; 12 each from Gurugram, Panipat and Panchkula districts; nine from Ambala; eight from Bhiwani, while Jind, Kaithal, Jhajjar, Sirsa, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra and Rohtak reported four fatalities each.
Other districts that reported a big spike in cases include Faridabad (1,751), Hisar (897), Sonipat (920), Karnal (740), Panipat (549) and Mahendragarh (526).
So far, 3,94,709 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Haryana and the state has a recovery rate of 78.70 per cent, the bulletin said.
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