Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, June 2
Making a turnaround from the worst-hit to the safest district, Ludhiana has achieved the lowest daily positivity rate in the last 102 days.
The district’s daily positivity rate touched a record low of 1.54 per cent on June 1, which was lowest in the last three and a half months after the bit lower 1.02 per cent positivity rate recorded here on February 18.
With this, Ludhiana became the second safest district in Punjab after Nawanshahr, which recorded the state’s lowest daily positivity rate of 1.48 per cent, which was 0.06 per cent less than Ludhiana.
Also, Ludhiana’s daily positivity rate was 2.15 per cent less than the state’s average daily positivity rate of 3.69 per cent on June 1.
This U-turn was all the more significant as the daily positivity rate has dropped by a whopping 18.03 per cent from the highest-ever rate of 19.57 per cent within a month. The district had touched its peak of virus surge on May 2.
However, the daily positivity rate went up slightly to 2.02 per cent on June 2 when 285 of the day’s total 14,084 samples tested positive.
The data compiled by the district administration, which is available with The Tribune, revealed that the daily positivity rate has been plummeting constantly for the last one week from 4.61 per cent on May 24 to 3.28 per cent on May 25; 3.06 per cent on May 26; 2.56 per cent on May 27; 2.82 per cent on May 28; 2.43 per cent on May 29; 2.09 per cent on May 30, and dropping below 2 per cent on May 31 (1.74 per cent).
Ludhiana’s positivity rate started at a high of 18.92 per cent on the first day of May, further rising and touching its peak of 19.57 per cent on May 2.
Thereafter, it came down to 13.95 per cent on May 3, rising to 14.88 per cent on May 4, dipping to 10.83 per cent on May 5, again going up to 12.11 per cent on May 6, 14.12 per cent on May 7, down to 12.33 per cent on May 8, shooting up to 17.18 per cent on May 9, 17.7 per cent on May 10, decreasing to 13.86 per cent on May 11, 9.34 per cent on May 12 and once again rising to 10.75 per cent on May 13.
The daily positivity rate constantly dropped from 8.69 per cent on May 14 to 7.76 per cent on May 15, 6.35 per cent on May 16, slightly rising to 6.65 per cent on May 17, 6.79 per cent on May 18, again coming down to 4.82 per cent on May 19, going up to 5.32 per cent on May 20, once again dipping to 5.05 per cent on May 21 and touching a record low of 3.99 per cent on May 22.
The weekly average positivity rate analysed by the Health and Family Welfare Department showed that Ludhiana reported 4.3 per cent positivity rate between May 20 and 26, which was almost half than 7.3 per cent positivity rate recorded in the district between May 13 and 19.
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