Cases, fatalities on the decline across Punjab

Cases, fatalities on the decline across Punjab

Tribune News Service

Bathinda/Muktsar, May 29

After registering a spike in cases and mortality rate for the past few weeks, Bathinda district has shown signs of recovery. Both positivity and mortality rate have come down significantly in the district.

While around two weeks ago, 20 to 25 patients were dying of Covid daily, the number has come down to seven to 10 now as per records of the Health Department.

The recovery rate has improved and active cases have also come down. As per data, while 137 patients died of Covid between May 15 and May 21, the number halved this week with 80 deaths from May 22 to May 28. Similarly, active cases have also come down from 7,264 on May 15 to 3,746 on May 28.

Dr Tejwant Singh Dhillon, Civil Surgeon, Bathinda, said, “The combined efforts of people and administration resulted in reduction of cases and mortality. People are more aware now. We have conducted testing on a mass scale in rural areas where the impact of the second wave was more intense. Every disease has its own pattern. There is overall decline in the number of cases everywhere now.”

Meanwhile, the graph of fresh Covid cases and deaths has also come

down in Muktsar district.

For instance, 1,626 people tested positive and 55 died between May 23 and 29 in the district. In comparison, 2,929 people had tested positive and 86 died between May 16 and 22 in the district. The maximum 19 deaths were reported in the district on May 16 and 18. Similarly, the maximum number of fresh cases — 619 — were reported on May 17. The minimum number of patients — 120 — were reported on May 29. Dr Ranju Singla, Chief Medical Officer, Muktsar, said, “Due to speedy Covid testing, vaccination, efforts of the staff and awareness among people, the number of Covid cases has come down in the district.”

She said people should not trust rumours about the Covid testing or vaccination. “The tests and vaccines are safe, thus there is no need to worry. People should cooperate with the state government at this juncture,” she said.

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