Chandigarh, April 7 (IANS) Haryana on Tuesday reported 33 cases of coronavirus, the highest in a single day, with most of them being Tablighi Jamaat members, health officials said.
With the new positive patients, the total number of cases in the state rose to 129. Nearly 80 of these are Jamaat members, who returned from the congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz in March.
Health Minister Anil Vij told the media that 1,526 Jamaat members have been identified and given a 24-hour deadline to report their whereabouts to the nearest police station, or else face criminal prosecution.
Out of the 33 cases, 23 were reported from Muslim-dominated Nuh, two from Gurugram, one from Jind and the remaining from Faridabad.
According to the state’s medical bulletin, out of 129 confirmed cases, six patients were from Sri Lanka and one each from Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa.
Fifty patients were from other states, comprising 11 from Uttar Pradesh, eight Bihar, seven Tamil Nadu, five Kerala, four West Bengal, three each from Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir, two Telangana and one each from Punjab, Karnataka, Chennai, Madhya Pradesh and Assam.
While two patients died, 17 have been discharged so far.