Tricity records 143 cases in one day, Ut positivity rate at 5.92% | Chandigarh News

Chandigarh: On Sunday, 73 Covid cases were reported in Chandigarh, which is the highest one-day peak after February 12, when 87 cases were reported before the third wave began to ebb. After a four-month gap, this was the largest one-day increase in Covid cases. Active cases reached 322 and the positivity rate climbed to 5.92% on Sunday. The weekly rate was recorded at 4.18%.
“It still cannot be called a fourth wave because there are the same variations of Omicron circulated. There is no severity and a rapid increase in cases. Patients come in with flu-like symptoms and are also tested when they need surgery or other medical investigations,” said Professor PVM Lakshmi of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER.
She added: “Seasonal fluctuations will occur. Now those who weren’t infected in any of the waves have been exposed. Only a small percentage are those of reinfection. Omicron is a mild infection, but the rate of transmission is faster.
In 20 days, 596 Covid cases were reported in June, more than the two months of May and June, when a total of 506 Covid cases were reported. Experts believe the numbers will rise, although the majority will be mild to moderate cases.
However, Professor Lakshmi said: “We have to be careful and do genome sequencing to monitor any change in the variant. All symptomatic Covid positives should be isolated for a week. Those with flu-like illness or a severe acute respiratory infection should get tested. »
A patient is on a ventilator PGIwhile 17 are on oxygen.
There are 93,057 confirmed cases, including 1,165 deaths, while the number of recoveries is 91,570. On Sunday, 46 patients were discharged.
46 cases in Mohali, 24 recorded in Pkl
Mohali reported 46 Covid cases on Sunday. No deaths have been reported. Active cases climbed to 207. Of the 96,370 cases reported so far, 95,013 patients have been cured. Meanwhile, 87 people were vaccinated in Mohali on Sunday.
The first dose was given to 17 people, three of them in the 15-17 age group and the second at 58, eight of them in the 15-17 age group. A total of 29 people in the age group of 12 to 14 received injections. .
Panchkula reported 24 new Covid cases on Sunday. No deaths have been reported.
Active cases have reached 137. According to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Mukta Kumarout of 44,651 Covid cases reported to date, 44,100 patients have been cured and discharged from Sector 6 Civil Hospital.
The CMO also said 6,28,619 samples have been taken from the district so far.


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