With 11 new cases, tally reaches 177


Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 11

With 11 new cases, Haryana’s Covid tally reached 177 today. There was a jump of 6.6 per cent over the total number of cases on Friday, which was 166.

Fresh cases were reported from Nuh (6), Yamunanagar (2), Faridabad (1), Karnal (1) and Hisar (1). All six who tested positive in Nuh were local residents. One had Tablighi Jamaat connection while five others were primary contacts of a driver who was found positive earlier.

Today, Yamunanagar reported its first two cases. Both patients were from Mumidi village. They had gone to Gujarat in February to join the Tablighi Jamaat and returned on March 20.

In Karnal, another staff nurse of Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College tested positive. The 10-year-old son of the 36-year-old patient was put under isolation. It was being suspected that she got the infection from another doctor of the hospital who had tested positive.

In Faridabad, a 46-year-old chemist tested positive today. It was being suspected that he had got the infection from an infected person who had come to his shop for medicines.

In Hisar, a 63-year-old man, father of an administrative official, was included as the second case in the district, as per the official bulletin. Nuh led among districts with 44 Covid cases, followed by Gurugram (32), Faridabad (29) and Palwal (29).

According to the government bulletin, 3,663 samples had been tested so far with 2,472 negative and results of 1,026 cases awaited. Three patients had died so far while 22 had been discharged.

As pensioners were facing trouble in withdrawing their pension through biometric method or voucher till June 30, the Haryana Government decided not to stop their pension.

Earlier, if pensioners failed to withdraw pension at least once in three months, the amount was sent back to the department through bank or post office. The department used to stop the pension benefit of that beneficiary and the pensioner had to reapply after one year.

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