789 Covid cases take Haryana's tally to 40,843; Kaithal reports 1st death

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A medic collects samples from a person with physical disability for Covid-19 rapid antigen testing

Haryana's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 40,843 on Saturday with 789 fresh instances of the viral infection reported in 24 hours, while seven new fatalities pushed death toll to 474, according to the state health department's daily bulletin.

Kaithal district for the first time on Saturday reported COVID-19 deaths. Two persons died of the viral infection in the district. Among the 22 districts of the state, Kaithal was the only one which had no COVID-19 death so far.

Two deaths were also reported from Bhiwani, while one fatality each was registered in Faridabad, Palwal and Jind.

Among the districts which reported fresh cases include Faridabad (149), Panipat (126), Gurugram (99), Ambala (88), Panipat (126), Panchkula (61), Hisar (36), Kurukshetra (33) and Kaithal (18), the bulletin stated.

The number of active cases in the state currently stood 6,338 while 34,031 have been discharged after recovery. As of Saturday, the state's recovery rate was 83.32 per cent while the rate of doubling of infections was 28 days.


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