Coronavirus cases dip in Patiala district, only 110 test positive

However, no respite on fatality front as 8 succumb to virus

Coronavirus cases dip in Patiala district, only 110 test positive

A health worker inoculates a beneficiary during a special camp at Baradari Gardens in Patiala on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 2

For the first time in three months Patiala district reported lowest Covid cases today. Only 110 tested positive for the virus today. With this, the total count of the coronavirus cases in the district stands at 46,946 since the outbreak of the disease last year.

Of 110 cases, only 16 were contacts of the past positive patients, while 94 were reported from elsewhere afresh. The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Satinder Singh, said, “Patiala city has reported 35 cases, Kauli 17, Bhadson 15, Nabha 12, Dudhan Sadhan seven while Shutrana and Harapalpur six each. Besides, four positive cases each have been detected in Rajpura and Samana.”

The Health Department said 209 people recovered from Covid, thereby, reducing the active case count to 1,763 in the district. Notably, the active caseload in the district was above 4,000 two weeks ago. Cases had reduced drastically over the last two weeks, the Health Department added.

“Though positive cases have decreased in the district, people should not lower their guard against the virus. It’s time to follow the Covid appropriate behaviour. Besides, people should get themselves vaccinated at the earliest,” said Dr Satinder Singh.

However, there was no respite from Covid deaths. The district reported eight Covid deaths, thereby, taking the total count to 1,239 since the emergence of virus.

As per the Health Department, 29, 475 persons contracted virus in the second wave, which was more infectious, while only 11, 009 were infected in the first wave.

The virus had mutated, therefore, it was more infectious during the second wave, the Health Department added.

The District Epidemiologist, Dr Summet Singh, said, the decline in Covid cases was expected. However, the rate at which cases dipped was unexpected, he added.

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