Ludhiana, June 16
Active Covid cases touched a four-month high in Ludhiana on Thursday. Hospitalisation of virus-affected patients has also started rising in the district, official figures have revealed.
From as low as nine on June 5 to 91 on June 16, the active Covid cases in the district have registered over 10-time rise in the past 11 days, the data has confirmed.
The development assumes significance as 91 active cases as on June 16 were highest after 90 active cases reported here on February 24. Since then, the number of active cases had been declining and the figure dipped to just nine on June 5.
We are monitoring all active cases and ensuring their proper care and treatment. Our health infrastructure is robust and we are fully prepared to deal with any exigency. — Surabhi Malik, Deputy Commissioner
District sees 10 fresh coronavirus cases
The district witnessed a total of 10 fresh Covid-19 cases, while no loss of life was reported due to the virus on Thursday. The number of active cases rose to 91. As many as 85 patients are in home isolation, while seven patients are admitted to hospitals.
Total beds:3,385(2,935 in government hospitals, 450 in private hospitals)
The official data compiled by the district administration, a copy of which is with The Tribune, showed that the number of active cases dipped from 16 each on June 1 and 2 to 13 on June 3, 11 on June 4 and nine on June 5. The number and started rising from June 6 when it reached 12.
Since June 6, the count of active cases has been increasing continuously from 13 on June 7 to 20 on June 8, 21 on June 9, 30 on June 10, 43 on June 11, 52 on June 12, 62 on June 13, 75 on June 14, 85 on June 15, and touching the four-month high of 91 on June 16.
Similarly, the number of Covid patients in home isolation was also rising for the past 10 days. From 16 each on June 1 and 2, home-isolation cases went down to 13 on June 3, 10 on June 4 and nine on June 5. The figure rose to 12 on June 6, again fell to 11 on June 7. It is continuously rising since June 8 from 18 to 19 on June 9, 28 on June 10, 41 on June 11, 49 on June 12, 59 on June 13, 71 on June 14, 78 on June 15, and 85 on June 16.
The hospitalisation count, which was nil till June 3, saw a case on June 4. The patient was discharged on June 5 and the figure remained nil from June 5 to June 7. Since June 8, the hospitalisation is continuously increasing with two Covid patients admitted to local hospitals between June 8 and 11, three on June 12, four on June 13, and five each on June 14 and 15, and further rising to six on June 16.
However, no Covid patient was critically ill who needs to be put on ventilator in the district so far.
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