Average daily cases at new high in Ludhiana

Central team reviews Covid situation; fatality rate low in second wave

Average daily cases at new high in Ludhiana

A man gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. Inderjeet Verma

Nitin Jain

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 14

The average daily Covid cases have beaten all previous records and touched a new high in the district. However, deaths due to the virus during the ongoing second wave have so far remained well under control as compared to the first wave witnessed last year.

This was presented by the district administration before the Central team that reviewed the Covid situation and management here on Tuesday.

According to the presentation, a copy of which is with The Tribune, the weekly average daily positive cases touched an all-time high of 427 between April 5 and 11, which was much higher than 298, which was the highest figure recorded in the district between August 17 and 23 last year.

The figures revealed that this time, the weekly average gradually rose from mere 32 cases between December 28 and January 3, 33 — January 4 and 10, 28 — January 11 and 17, 33 — January 18 and 24, 38 — January 25 and 31, 38 — February 1 and 7, 40 — February 8 and 14, 46 — February 15 and 21, 65 — February 22 and 28, 102 — March 1 and 7, 143 — March 8 and 14, 270 — March 15 and 21, 384 — between March 22 and 28 and 368 cases between March 29 and April 4.

Last year, the weekly figure of 216 cases between August 3 and 9 had settled at lowest 39 between December 21 and 27 after touching a high of 298 and falling to less than 200 in September, below 100 on October 5, and less than 50 on October 26.

On the death front, the highest daily average this year so far was recorded seven between March 29 and April 4 while it remained one from December 28 to January 17, rose to two between January 18 and 24, before again remaining one from January 25 to February 21, again two between February 22 and 28, one between March 1 and 7, two between March 8 and 14, before shooting to five from March 15 to 28, and between April 5 and 11, after touching the highest peak of seven between March 29 and April 4.

The average daily Covid deaths during the first wave last year had touched a high of 15 between August 31 and September 6 before settling down to a low of one between December 21 and 27. The trend showed that the fatalities gradually rose from nine between August 3 and 9 to 10 from August 10 to 23, 12 between August 24 and 30, 11 between August 31 and September 6, 12 between September 7 and 13, before coming down to eight from September 14 to October 4, three between October 12 and 18, one from October 19 to November 8, two between November 9 and 15, three from November 16 to 29, two between November 30 and December 6, three between December 7 and 13, two between December 14 and 20.

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