Covid-19: Ludhiana district positivity rate 3rd lowest in Punjab

Daily cases fourth highest; records 0.03% positivity, 2 fresh cases daily between Sept 3 and 9

Covid-19: Ludhiana district positivity rate 3rd lowest in Punjab

The Covid situation in Ludhiana continues to remain well under control as the district’s daily positivity rate, a key indicator of virus surge, remained third lowest and the daily case count was recorded fourth highest in the state during the last week, the government has confirmed. - File photo

Nitin Jain

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 12

The Covid situation in Ludhiana continues to remain well under control as the district’s daily positivity rate, a key indicator of virus surge, remained third lowest and the daily case count was recorded fourth highest in the state during the last week, the government has confirmed.

Varinder Kumar Sharma, DC

OFFICIALSPEAK

We continue to remain safe with the virus situation well under control. Still, we are aggressively following a five-pronged strategy involving test, trace, treat, vaccinate and strict adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour.

While Ludhiana recorded a daily average hit rate of 0.03 per cent, which was almost one-third than the state’s positivity of 0.1 per cent, the district recorded two fresh virus cases on an average every day between September 3 and 9, the official figures have revealed.

The data analysed by the Health and Family Welfare Department, a copy of which is available with The Tribune, showed that Ludhiana’s hit rate was higher than seven districts, six of which recorded zero positivity, while the daily case count was lower than three districts.

Mohali continues to be the worst-hit district in the state with the highest daily positivity rate of 0.4 per cent, four-times higher than the state average, and five new cases, which were maximum daily infections reported by any district.

Patiala ranked the second worst district with a hit rate of 0.2 per cent, double than the state average and four daily fresh cases.

Among other districts, Amritsar, Jalandhar, and Bathinda reported three new infections each daily, Pathankot and Hoshiarpur two each, Gurdaspur, Ropar, Fazilka, Kapurthala, Sangrur, Barnala, Nawanshahr, and Muktsar one each, while Faridkot, Tarn Taran, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Moga, and Mansa recorded no fresh cases in the past seven days when the state reported an average of 33 new infections daily.

On the daily average positivity front, Bathinda and Pathankot reported 0.2 per cent hit rate each, Ropar, Amritsar, Fazilka, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, and Barnala 0.1 per cent each, Nawanshahr 0.05 per cent, Sangrur and Muktsar 0.04 per cent, Gurdapur 0.02 per cent, while Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Moga, Barnala, and Mansa recorded nil hit rate from September 3 to 9.

When it comes to daily testing and positive cases, the state tested 44,185 persons on September 9 when 29 fresh cases were reported, 44,682 tests and 36 infections on September 8, 34,323 tests and 27 cases on September 7, 37,698 tests and 36 infections on September 6, 45,677 tests and 34 infections on September 5, 48,399 tests and 36 cases on September 4, and 45,308 tests and 32 fresh infections on September 3.

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