After touching peak in January, Covid doubling rate dips

After touching peak in January, Covid doubling rate dips

A man gives his sample for Covid test in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Nitin Jain

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 15

The doubling rate of Covid cases in the district has drastically dipped after touching a peak in January. Recording an all-time high of 579.2 between January 11 and 17, the doubling rate has touched a low of 60.28 between April 5 and 11.

However, the hit rate in the district had been gradually on the rise since February but still it was well under control at 9.58 per cent between April 5 and 11.

The comparative figures compiled by the district administration, a copy of which is with The Tribune, showed that the doubling rate has started falling drastically after February 7 when it was 499.74. Earlier, it remained high at 512.5 between December 28 and January 3; 497.42 between January 4 and 10; 487.19 between January 18 and 24; and 443.09 between January 25 and 31.

The declining trend continued with 439.63 doubling rate between February 8 and 14; 370.04 between February 15 and 21; 269.66 between February 22 and 28; 175.44 between March 1 and 7; 129.83 between March 8 and 14; 74.6 between March 15 and 21; 57.17 between March 22 and 28; 65.01 between March 29 and April 4.

Comparatively, the highest doubling rate in the first wave was recorded at 441.69 between December 21 and 27 and was as low as 17.28 between August 10 and 16 before rising to 32.44 between August 17 and 23; 29.25 between August 24 and 30; 28.83 between August 31 and September 6; 29.98 between September 7 and 13; 66.68 between September 14 and 20; 85.41 between September 28 and October 4; 151.26 between October 5 and 11; 184.71 between October 12 and 18; 257.32 between October 19and 25; and 268.43 between October 26 and November 1.

The declining trend in doubling rate last year had started from November onwards with 223.17 between November 2 and 8; 162.8 between November 9 and 15; 157.08 between October 16 and 22; 153.22 between October 23 to 29 before once again shooting up to 237.85 between December 7 and 13; and 270.47 between December 14 and 20.

The hit rate in the ongoing second wave kept gradually rising from 1.64 per cent between January 18 and 24 to 1.85 per cent between January 25 and 31; 1.94 between February 1 and 7; 1.66 between February 8 and 14; 1.92 between February 15 and 21; 2.6 between February 22 and 28; 2.73 between March 1 and 7; 3.73 between March 8 and 14 before making a steep hike to 7.18 between March 15 and 21; 7.92 between March 22 and 28; and 8.7 per cent between March 29 and April 4.

During the first wave, the district had recorded the highest hit rate of 23.35 per cent between August 3 and 9, which fell drastically to 12.21 per cent between August 10 and 16; 9.87 between August 17 and 23; 4.98 between August 24 and 30 before again rising to 6.22 between August 31 and September 6; 6.29 between September 7 and 13; and 7.23 between September 14 and 20.

The second decline last year again started from September 21 with 3.7 per cent hit rate, which kept receding till October 25 at 1.97 per cent, before once again rising to 3.22 per cent between October 26 and November 1; 4.42 between November 2 and 8; 4.19 between November 9 and 15; 3.03 between November 16 and 22; 3.3 between November 23 and 29; 2.52 between November 30 and December 6; 2.48 between December 7 and 13; and touching a low of 1.8 per cent between December 21 and 27.

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