One in five samples positive for Covid in Mohali

Positivity rate in district 19.82%

One in five samples positive for Covid in Mohali

People without a mask at the Zirakpur-Patiala light point under the flyover on Thursday. Tribune photo: nITIN MITTAL

Tribune News Service

Gaurav Kanthwal

Mohali, January 13

Roughly one of the five persons being tested is turning out to be Covid-19 positive in Mohali district for the past two days.

As many as 4,627 samples were tested for Covid-19 on Thursday, of which 917 were found positive. On Wednesday, 5,732 samples were tested, of which 974 returned positive.

Of the total 336 beds (L2) allocated till now, 69 are occupied in various hospitals of the district. The ratio of L3 beds (without ventilator) is 23/86, while that of L3 beds (with ventilator) is 32/113, according to the latest information on the administration portal.

Mohali Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said: “As of Thursday afternoon, 16 beds (L2) were occupied with Covid patients at the district hospital. Most of the cases being reported have mild symptoms and do not require hospitalisation. Bed occupancy in the hospitals is under control.”

The positivity rate in the district is 19.82 per cent.

Health Department officials said Mohali (urban), Dhakoli and Kharar continue to account for a majority of the new cases. Incidence of new Covid-19 cases is far more in the urban areas as compared to the rural areas in the district.

4,449 get first dose

As many as 4,449 eligible beneficiaries were jabbed with the first dose of the Covid vaccine, while 3,354 were administered the second dose on Thursday. As many as 461 beneficiaries, including 60-plus age group, frontline and healthcare workers, got the booster dose today. A total of 1,424 beneficiaries were jabbed in the age group of 15-17 years.

The stats

As many as 4,627 samples were tested for Covid-19 on Thursday, of which 917 were found positive. On Wednesday, 5,732 samples were tested, of which 974 returned positive.

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