Chandigarh, September 9
A rapid rise in the death rate is being witnessed in the state as the number of deaths breached the 2,000 mark today. In the past one month, the state has seen a 0.5 per cent jump in
the Covid fatality rate.
In July, the death rate was 2.39 per cent among confirmed positive cases. Now, the number has increased to 2.95 per cent, said Dr Rajesh Bhaskar, nodal officer for Covid control in the state. The mortality rate was 1.98 per cent in May, 2.58 per cent in June, 2.39 per cent in July and 2.64 per cent in August, he said.
As per the latest bulletin released today, the number of cases in the state has reached 69,684, and the number of casualties stand at 2,061.
In all, 2,137 fresh cases and 71 deaths were reported on Wednesday. Besides, 50,558 patients have recovered from the deadly virus, and at present, 17,065 cases are active in the state. In all, 573 patients are on oxygen and 74 on ventilator support.
As far as deaths are concerned, Ludhiana was the worst-hit with 13 deaths, followed by Jalandhar (11), Patiala (eight), Kapurthala (six), Sangrur and Bathinda (five), Fatehgarh Sahib, Hoshiarpur and SBS Nagar (four each), Amritsar (three), Gurdaspur (two), Fazilka, Ferozepur, Mansa, Moga, Pathankot and Ropar (one each). — TNS
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