Covid surge, positivity rate now at 5.83% in Punjab: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Chandigarh, August 17

With around 14 deaths and 3,000 cases reported over the past three days, Covid appears to be making a comeback in Punjab once again.

According to the State Covid Bulletin, in the four months between April and July, the state had reported 76 deaths and 13,706 cases. However, in early August, cases began to rise.

Between August 1 and August 16, the state reported 51 deaths and 6,000 Covid cases.

Dr Rajesh Bhaskar, the state’s nodal officer for Covid, said: ‘There is a sudden surge in cases. This is why certain restrictions have been imposed in the state. However, the situation is completely under control.

According to the Covid bulletin released on Tuesday, the state reported six deaths and 224 new cases. In the breakdown by district, the highest 75 cases were reported from SAS Nagar, followed by Ludhiana (38), Patiala (24) and Amritsar and Jalandhar (17 cases each).

Three deaths were reported in Jalandhar, one in Barnala, one in Patiala and one in Sangrur. At present, there are 1,921 active cases in Punjab. The state’s positivity rate is 5.83%. The highest positivity rate of 14.29% is found in Mansa, followed by Bathinda (12.82%), Gurdaspur (11.43%), Barnala (10.26%) and Fatehgarh Sahib (10.26%). ).

Situation under control

There is a sudden increase in Covid cases. This is why certain restrictions have been imposed in the state. However, the situation is completely under control. Dr. Rajesh Bhaskar, State nodal officer for covid

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