Tribune News Service
Panchkula, April 10
A record spike in Covid-19 cases in the district has pushed the recovery rate below 90 per cent. The recovery rate now stands at 89.52 per cent.
It was on October 6 last year when the recovery rate had just crossed over 90 per cent. It then stood at 90.15 per cent with only 525 active cases of the total 6,318 cases recorded till that date.
217 new cases in Panchkula
Panchkula: The district on Saturday reported 217 new cases of Covid-19, taking the active caseload to 1,385. With no fresh death, the toll remained 158. The case tally has reached 14,737 and the cumulative recoveries 13,194. The recovery rate is 89.52 per cent. TNS
2,603 more jabbed
As many as 2,603 eligible persons were administered the Covid vaccine at 32 centres in the district on Saturday. State Election Commissioner Dhanpat Singh was among those who received the first jab. Over 90,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered in the district so far.
Three die, 398 test positive in Chandigarh
Chandigarh: The city recorded 398 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the number of active cases to 3,265. With three more deaths, the toll has reached 396. The total number of cases in the UT has reached 30,341. As many as 343 more city residents have recovered from the disease. TNS
4 die in Mohali, 536 more infected
Mohali: Four more fatalities were witnessed in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 473. Besides, 536 fresh cases surfaced till Saturday evening, taking the case tally to 31,140. As many as 166 patients have been cured of the disease. Among the fresh cases, 266 came from Mohali (urban), two from Lalru, 10 from Kurali, 11 each from Boothgarh and Banur, 23 from Dera Bassi, 29 from Gharuan, 86 from Kharar and 98 from the Dhakoli area of Zirakpur. TNS
The recovery rate rose to 95.48 per cent on November 1. It again dipped to 92.89 per cent on December 1.
From December 1 to January 1, only 1,221 fresh Covid cases were reported. It led to improvement of the rate to 96.61 per cent. February and March saw only 850 cases. Lesser number of infections compared to recoveries during this period further improved the recovery rate. On March 1, the recovery rate stood at 97.48 per cent.
After witnessing an improvement for over three months, the recovery rate came down to 90.99 per cent with the district recording around 2,200 cases in March. The recovery rate on April 1 was 90.99 per cent. Though Covid cases in the district kept rising steadily, consistent recoveries kept the recovery rate above 90 per cent for the next week.
However, the district recorded over 200 cases for three consecutive days – 239 on April 8 (highest), 228 on April 9 and 217 on April 10. The record increase in infections led to a decline in the recovery rate to 89.52 per cent. Now, the active caseload of the district is 1,385.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Jasjeet Kaur said: “The district is adding more and more cases every day. So, a dip in the recovery rate was expected. The number of patients being discharged from isolation is less as compared to new infections.”
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