Active cases in Mohali dip 92.54% in one month

From 10,109 on May 15, the count drops to 754

Active cases in Mohali dip 92.54% in one month

A vaccination camp underway at a temple in Phase 2, Mohali. Vicky

Sanjay Bumbroo

Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 14

The district has witnessed a steep decline of 92.54 per cent in active cases of Covid-19 in the past one month. There were 10,109 active cases on May 15 while the figure stood at 754 today.

From April 15 to May 14, the district had witnessed a 108.9 per cent increase in active cases when the current infections jumped from 5,225 to 10,914. The district has witnessed about 82.23 per cent decline in daily cases during the past two weeks. From 197 cases on June 1, the daily count dropped to 35 today.

Amid the second wave of Covid-19, the district had seen 254 positive cases on March 31, which gradually increased to 860 on April 15. On May 10, the district had witnessed the highest 1,382 cases. From then on, the district had witnessed a gradual decline in the number of new cases. Sources said strict restrictions on the movement during the lockdown and barring large gatherings at events, including marriage functions, resulted in a decline in the daily case count.

Similary, the district witnessed an increase in the recovery rate by 4.45 per cent during the past 14 days. From 94.71 per cent, the recovery rate has gone up to 97.32 per cent.

On April 15, the district Covid toll stood at 487, which increased to 748 on May 14. Till now, 1,022 people have succumbed to the virus in the district. Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said a declining trend in the number of new cases was being witnessed in the district during the past few weeks and it could be due to the lockdown and travel restrictions imposed by the state government. However, she added that people should not take the virus lightly and continue to follow the Covid guidelines strictly. The Civil Surgeon said they should wear a mask and maintaining social distance.

She said people suffering from mild cough, fever and sore throat should get themselves tested for Covid-19. She said people should also get themselves vaccinated, which was going on at 55 government centres in the district


At 35, lowest cases since Feb 23 in Mohali

Mohali: The district on Monday witnessed 35 fresh cases of Covid-19, the lowest since February 23 when 20 cases were reported. Meanwhile, three patients succumbed to the virus, taking the total number of deaths to 1,025. Among the new cases, 10 came from Mohali (urban), one from Lalru, two from Boothgarh, three from Banur, four from Kharar and six from the Dhakoli area of Zirakpur. The district has so far seen 67,823 cases and 66,044 recoveries. There are 754 active cases. TNS

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