Patiala district seeing second wave peak as 81 succumb in 6 days

Daily positive cases, toll surpass first Covid wave count

Patiala district seeing second wave peak as 81 succumb in 6 days

A man gets jabbed against Covid during a camp at Punjabi University in Patiala. Rajesh Sachar

Patiala, May 6

The district is witnessing peak of the second Covid wave as 15 patients succumbed to the virus today thereby taking the total death count to 858 since the onset of the pandemic last year. Within last six days, 81 people have died of the Covid in the district.

Meanwhile, Patiala district reported around 676 positive cases today. With this, the count of the active cases in the district has risen to 4,321.

Of 676 positive cases, Patiala city reported 373, Rajpura 93, Nabha 50, Kauli 31, Bhadson 28, Harpalpur 27 and Kallon Majra 25. Meanwhile, 23 positive cases were reported from Dudhan Sadhan, 18 from Samana and eight from Shutrana.

The Health Department said the district was witnessing the second Covdi wave peak because positive cases were touching a new high every day. Moreover, there was a steep rise in the daily Covid deaths in the district, the department added.

The positivity ratio had also touched all time high, the department said. At present, the district has a positivity rate of around 15 per cent, highest since the onset of the pandemic. In the first wave the highest positivity rate was 11 per cent in August last year.

The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Satinder Singh, said, “The way cases and deaths are rising, it seems the district is witnessing peak of the second wave. Therefore, we appeal to the people to follow Covid norms and avoid unnecessary movement to decrease the spread.”— TNS

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