A total of 26 Covid cases were recorded in the state today, with the total number climbing to 70. Palwal district recorded the biggest jump with 13 new cases, all Tablighi Jamaat attendees, testing positive.
The total figure included 15 patients who had been discharged. The state now had 55 active cases. According to officials, Tablighi Jamaat members from other parts of the country who had entered the state before the lockdown accounted for a majority of the 26 fresh cases.
The Health Department bulletin said Palwal had the maximum number of active cases in the state at 16, including the 13 reported today. Bhiwani and Gurugram reported two fresh cases each, it said.
Of the 70 cases, the bulletin said, one person was from Nepal and 20 from other states. They comprised five from Tamil Nadu, three each from Kerala and West Bengal, two each from Telangana and Bihar and one each Punjab, Delhi, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.