Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 14
In what appears to be a ray of hope to beat the devastating second Covid wave, the recovery rate of Covid patients has touched an all-time high of 97.25 per cent in Ludhiana district on Friday.
Even as daily virus cases and deaths were rising, the fast recovery of patients was instilling a ray of hope among residents in the state’s worst-hit district.
The official data available with The Tribune revealed that the recovery rate touched an all-time high of 97.25 per cent in the district on Friday after remaining 97.24 per cent on May 10 and 11, before slightly dipping to 97.21 per cent on May 12, but again rising to 97.23 per cent on May 13.
The recovery rate was an indicator of patients recovering from the virus every day in the ratio of those testing positive on the same day.
The figures compiled by the district administration showed that the recovery rate was constantly going up since January 1 this year.
The recovery rate ranged between 96.05 per cent and 96.08 per cent from January 1 to 31 while it went up to 96.13 per cent till February 28, 96.37 per cent till March 31 and reached 97.06 per cent on April 30.
The recovery of Covid patients picked more pace in May when it reached 97.09 per cent on May 4, and kept daily rising to 97.11 per cent on May 6, 97.14 per cent on May 7, 97.16 per cent on May 8, 97.18 on May 9, before reaching 97.24 per cent with the highest daily jump of 0.06 per cent on May 10 and 11, slightly dipping to 97.21 per cent on May 12, again going up to 97.23 per cent on May 13 and touching its peak of 97.25 per cent on Friday.
While a record 1,322 patients recovered from the deadly virus as compared to 1,355 fresh daily cases in the district on May 13, another 981 persons beat Covid against 1,320 more persons testing positive on Friday. With this, 59,453 of the total 73,741 patients have already won the battle against Covid, leaving 12,586 active cases and 9,901 persons under home isolation in Ludhiana.
We are providing all possible help to Covid patients, including Fateh medicine and food kits, besides ensuring hospitalisation of critical cases and regular examination of those put under home isolation. The high recovery rate is an indication of our efforts bearing fruit and the district marching ahead towards winning the battle against the deadly virus. —Varinder Kumar Sharma, DC
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