Mohali district sees infection count jump 176% in April

Also records 139% rise in deaths in 30 days

Mohali district sees infection count jump 176% in April

A cop tells fruit and vegetable vendors to leave as the lockdown comes into force at Dhakoli on Friday evening. PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR

Sanjay Bumbroo

Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 30

The district witnessed more than 176 per cent increase in Covid cases during the past 30 days as the tally stood at 46,570 today against 26,429 on March 30.

The district also witnessed more than 139 per cent increase in the number of deaths as 595 deaths had been reported till today against 428 reported in March. There was 277 per cent increase in active cases with the figure being 9,031 today against 3,252 on March 30.

The recovery rate in the district has declined from 86.11 per cent to 79.33 per cent in the same period, compounding the problem. The number of recoveries has gone up from 22,756 to 36,944 till today.

In March, the district had witnessed more than 27 per cent increase as 25,880 cases were reported till March 28 against 20,315 reported on February 28.

It is pertinent to mention here that a large number of cases came from Dhakoli, Dera Bassi and Kharar areas during the past one month. The administration had to declare Dhakoli and certain pockets in Dera Bassi and Kharar as containment zones.

Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said the sudden spurt in Covid cases in the district was due to enhanced testing. She said a new trend was seen this time as a large number youngsters were also getting infected. She said people aged above 45 should come forward to get themselves vaccinated, adding that vaccination for people above 18 years of age would be started in a couple of days after getting the vaccine stock.

Hotel owner booked

Dera Bassi: The police have booked the owner of Hotel Paras in Dera Bassi for flouting curfew norms. The police said a party was being organised at the hotel in the afternoon in which around 100 persons were in attendance. The hotel owner was arrested and an FIR under Section 188 of the IPC was registered against him, they added. — TNS

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