Patiala district witnesses rise in Covid cases

20 +ve cases, 1 death reported in past few days

Patiala district witnesses rise in Covid cases

A health worker collects a swab sample of a girl student for the Covid-19 test in Patiala on Friday. Tribune photo

Patiala, November 26

After a lull, Patiala district is witnessing rise in the number of Covid cases. The District Health Department informed that there was a rise in average daily positive cases over the past few days.

The department said 20 positive cases and one death had already been reported over the past few days. It has been learnt that the district had reported just one Covid case in the first week of November. Thereafter, it the cases started mounting.

Dr Sumeet Singh admitted that there had been a slight rise in Covid cases. People should not lower their guard and start following Covid appropriate behaviour, he added.

He claimed, “After increase in coronavirus cases in neighbouring states, Patiala district is seeing rise in number of patients. Every day, there is an increase in cases.”

A majority of fresh cases reported over the past few days had a travelled to neighbouring states. Meanwhile, the Health Department informed that Covid deaths in the district had been reported after a gap of over two months.

The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Prince Sodhi, said that there were 22 active coronavirus cases in the district. He said people should get themselves tested for Covid immediately if they had symptoms related to the disease. — TNS

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