Ludhiana records 2nd highest daily cases

Ludhiana records 2nd highest daily cases

A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Nitin Jain
Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, April 21

Ludhiana, which has re-emerged as a hotspot and has become driver of Covid surge in the state, recorded second highest daily positive cases in the state between March 10 and April 13.

The data compiled by the Health and Family Welfare Department, a copy of which is with The Tribune, revealed that Ludhiana logged an average of 341 daily positive cases during the past month, when the state had registered 2,544 fresh infections per day.

Jalandhar with 342 daily cases topped the state, followed by Mohali 327, Amritsar 243, Patiala 230, Hoshiarpur 201, Gurdaspur 118, Kapurthala 117, Bathinda 103, Nawanshahr 76, Ropar 73, Sangrur 45, Faridkot 42, Tarn Taran and Pathankot 39 each, Fatehgarh Sahib 38, Ferozepur 35, Muktsar 32, Moga 31, Fazilka 30, Mansa 27 and Barnala 16.

When it comes to average positivity rate, which is a key indicator of virus surge, Ludhiana recorded 8 per cent between March 10 and April 13, which was fifth highest in the state and even higher than state average of 7.2 per cent.

While Mohali topped the state with highest positivity rate of 18.4 per cent, Patiala stood second with 8.6 per cent.

Among other districts, Bathinda and Kapurthala recorded 8.3 per cent average positivity rate each, Ropar 8 per cent, Jalandhar 7.8, Amritsar 7.5, Hoshiarpur 7.4, Faridkot 7.2, Fatehgarh Sahib 6.9, Moga 6.2, Nawanshahr 5.2, Gurdaspur 5, Ferozepur 4.7, Barnala 4.5, Tarn Taran 4.4, Muktsar 4.3, Mansa and Pathankot 3.7 each, Fazilka 3.2 and Sangrur 2.9.

The district-wise comparative data of total positive cases and positivity rate as on April 18 showed that Ludhiana reported 686 fresh infections and 9.28 per cent positivity rate.

While Mohali topped the state with maximum 880 positive cases and highest 36.53 per cent positivity rate, Amritsar logged 742 new patients and 16.35 per cent positivity rate.

Among other districts, Jalandhar recorded 445 fresh cases and 9.35 per cent positivity rate, Patiala 379 and 9.05 pc, Bathinda 293 and 14.69 pc, Hoshiarpur 265 and 9.5 pc, Fazilka 173 and 24.26 pc, Muktsar 170 and 9.94 pc, Pathankot 128 and 5.47 pc, Mansa 117 and 7.57 pc, Ropar 107 and 9.34 pc, Gurdaspur 104 and 3.09 pc, Moga 91 and

11.9 pc, Ferozepur 70 and 9.02 pc, Kapurthala 67 and 10.69 pc, Fatehgarh Sahib 65 and 10.52 pc, Sangrur 63 and 4.09 pc, Faridkot 52 and 5.58 pc, Nawanshahr 32 and 2.34 pc, Barnala 20 and 5.36 pc and Tarn Taran 5 and 0.46 per cent.

The state had registered 4,957 fresh infections with a positivity rate of 10.5 per cent on April 18.

The ratio of daily testing and positive cases in the state between April 15 and 18 revealed that 34,409 tests were conducted on April 15, of which 4,333 were found positive with a positivity rate of 12.6 per cent.

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