Covid spike sets alarm bells ringing in Patiala

Covid spike sets alarm bells ringing in Patiala

Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 20

The district has witnessed a sharp rise in the number of active Covid patients in the past five days. The district saw a rise of 60 per cent in the active cases, thereby, raising alarm bells for both authorities and residents. As per the Health Department bulletin, there were 127 active cases on February 15 while the active cases count on Saturday was 207. The Health Department informed that district reported 31 positive cases on Saturday.

Following the surge in positive cases, Deputy Commissioner and Patiala Health Department organised a meeting on Saturday.

Health officials said people at large have become complacent which led to the sudden spike in active cases in the district.

The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Satinder Singh, said people should not lower their guard against the disease and follow Covid norms strictly.

Dr Sumeet Singh, district epidemiologist, said, “People having Covid symptoms should avoid public places and offices which might pose risk to other people also.”

Reviewing the increase in the number of Covid cases, Patiala Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit directed the health authorities to increase the contact tracing of Covid positive patients. He asked all the SDMs of the district and the police officials to take strict action against those who did not wear masks and said that challans should be issued to the offenders.

Kumar Amit has urged the people to take regular precautions in the wake of spike in Covid cases. He said any negligence towards pandemic could be fatal for us.

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