Tribune News Service
Patiala, July 19
With just only one positive case reported after a year, Patiala district had lowest coronavirus cases today. The lone positive case in the district was reported from the Shutrana block of the district.
The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Prince Sodhi, said the positive case count in the district stood at 48,659 since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.
Notably, one positive case on a single day was reported on July 2 last year, Dr Sodhi added. The district did not have any Covid death over the past 24 hours, Dr Sodhi said. As many as 1,336 people had died of Covid across the district since the onset of the pandemic last year, Dr Sodhi added. The active case count in the district with 14 recoveries today had come down to 37, Dr Sodhi said.
While appealing to residents to continue following Covid appropriate behaviour Dr Sodhi added, “All should wear face masks at public places. Besides, people should get themselves tested if they have Covid like symptoms.”
Over the past few weeks, residents have become complacent towards pandemic after the decline in positive cases. Large crowds are witnessed in city markets these days.
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