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    35 deaths in 2 weeks, Rohtak village sealed

    A spate of deaths in the district?s Titoli village has forced the district administration to seal the village. As per local sources, 35 villagers died in the past two weeks. It is suspected most of the deaths were due to Covid.

    Suresh, a resident of Titoli, said: ?Three residents of the village passed away today. Every day, there is news of someone dying. Earlier, villagers were not getting themselves tested for Covid. Now, the Health Department has started testing them and distributing medicines.?

    The village had been declared a containment zone, said Rohtak Civil Surgeon Dr Anil Birla. ?The deaths have been caused by several reasons.?

    Villagers attribute most of the deaths to some mysterious fever, while the district health authorities maintain that five persons died due to Covid, while other deaths were caused by old age, cancer and liver ailments.

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    https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ha...-sealed-249196

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    Rohtak village grapples with Covid, ?mystery fever? talk as 18 die in 10 days

    The deaths have prompted the district administration to begin setting up a Covid centre in the village, around 60 km from Delhi, the first such centre in rural Haryana.

    Written by Sukhbir Siwach | Chandigarh |
    May 11, 2021 2:40:23 am

    WITH AT least 18 deaths in the past 10 days, Titoli village in Rohtak district of Haryana is on the edge. While six of these deaths, confirm health officials, are related to Covid, villagers claim the count is much more. According to them, around 40 people have died of a ?mystery fever? in the past two weeks.

    The deaths have prompted the district administration to begin setting up a Covid centre in the village, around 60 km from Delhi, the first such centre in rural Haryana.

    ?Last week, I prepared a list of 32 persons who died recently. After that, the village has been witnessing an average of two deaths a day due to high temperature,?? says Suresh Kumar, who was speaking on behalf of his sister-in-law Pramila, the village sarpanch. ??People from all age groups have fallen victim to this fever. As many as six persons who died after a bout with fever were below the age of 35.?

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    https://indianexpress.com/article/in...-days-7310129/

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    Haryana's Rohtak village with 28 my ..
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/82426656.cms

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    Okieman Comment: Sounds like Covid is definitely in the mix. But setting up a containment zone? When much of India is in the middle of a terrible wave of Covid? It is "not what they say, but what they do" that is important in times like these. I will post this in the India Covid thread as well. The local folks definitely think something different than Covid is going on.

    Google Maps for Rohtak:
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ro...x9f011cc2777a4

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    Though the articles titles mention Rohtak, I believe it is the village of Titoli that is at the center of this.
    Google Maps of Titoli, Haryana, India
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ti...3!4d76.5661622

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      Okieman Comment: This article is from a few days ago, but thought it worth adding.

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      Haryana: After 28 mysterious deaths, administration seals Titoli village in Rohtak

      Updated May 06, 2021 | 15:29 IST

      Rohtak: Titoli village in Rohtak district of Haryana has been sealed by the district administration. The move comes two days after 28 mysterious deaths were reported from the village.

      On Wednesday, the entire village was declared a containment zone to prevent the spread of the virus in neighbouring villages.

      Reports suggest that over two dozen people including the young died after having fever for two days in the village.

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      After declaring Titoli village as a containment zone, the district administration has sealed the entry and exit points of the village.

      Meanwhile, police have been deployed at the entry points of the village to enforce COVID guidelines.

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      https://www.timesnownews.com/india/h...-rohtak/753664

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      • #4
        bump this

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          Amid second wave of COVID-19, 'mystery fever' claims 28 lives in past ten days in Haryana's Rohtak
          Tuesday 11 May, 2021 | 4:57 PM

          ROHTAK: Amid the second wave of the deadly COVID-19 in the country, a village in Haryana?s Rohtak has seen the deaths of over two dozen people due to a 'mystery fever' in the past ten days

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          The Rohtak district administration and health department have begun their investigation into the mysterious deaths and declared the entire village as a containment zone to prevent the spread of the mysterious fever in neighbouring villages.

          The local villagers claim that over 40 people, including the young, have died after having a fever for two days

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          As a precautionary measure, the district administration has sealed the entry and exit points of the Titoli village

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          https://keralakaumudi.com/en/news/news.php?id=546869&u=

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          • #6
            Punjab, Haryana to step up screening as COVID spreads it tentacles in villages

            By: PTI |
            May 11, 2021 4:03 PMThe spread of coronavirus infection in rural areas of Punjab and Haryana has become a cause for concern, with the authorities deciding to intensify screening and testing in villages.

            The spread of coronavirus infection in rural areas of Punjab and Haryana has become a cause for concern, with the authorities deciding to intensify screening and testing in villages. According to a data of the Punjab Health Department, the current case fatality rate in Punjab?s rural areas is 2.7 per cent as against less than one per cent in urban areas. A major spike in COVID-19 cases has been witnessed in the Malwa region, officials said.

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            On 21 people dying in Rohtak?s Titoli village in April, Vij had recently said only four of these were confirmed to have been died due to COVID. There have been reports of nearly 40 deaths in Mundhal Khurd and Mundhal Kalan villages in Bhiwani in recent weeks, with many passing away within days away after suddenly taking sick. Some opposition leaders claimed inadequate testing in rural areas and many of the deaths being reported recently could be because of COVID.

            ?We have been hearing of cases where a person was otherwise normal suddenly taken ill, developed COVID-like symptoms and died. However, in the absence of a test, the cause remains unknown,? said a Haryana Congress leader. Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the ?infection has reached villages from the big and small towns of the state and the death toll is rising in rural areas. A large number of people have died in villages like Titoli and Mundhal, he said. A task force needs to be created to deal with the problem in rural areas, he said, adding the government should ensure testing, tracing and setting up of temporary hospitals in villages.

            https://www.financialexpress.com/lif...lages/2249949/

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            • #7
              The order of things is not temporary hospitals, equipment and food, then testing?

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                Okieman Comment: Different location than the what is described in the articles above. But the deaths occurring after only a couple of days of illness is similar.
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                Location using Google Maps:
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