657 active cases, 200 more discharged in Punjab - ECAS Punjab

657 active cases, 200 more discharged in Punjab

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 16

With another 200 patients discharged today, the number of patients who have been cured has reached 1,257 in the state.

Under the revised policy of discharging the asymptomatic patients from quarantine centres, the state government has relieved around 952 patients in last two days. Now only 657 active cases are left in the state. At least 14 fresh cases were reported on Saturday after which the state count has reached 1,946.

As per the media bulletin, six patients were reported from Kapurthala, three each from Ludhiana and Faridkot, two Jalandhar and one Ropar.

In Kapurthala, a 34-year-old pregnant woman, a native of Dhaliwal village, and a 29-year-old man, who has lost his job of four years with a Dubai-based company, are among those who tested positive for Covid on Saturday. Unwilling to part with her husband who is still there, the woman took the risk of flying back.

The man, who had gone to Dubai mid-March, after spending a three-month leave in India, was laid off soon after he went back as the lockdown had come into place. They are among 20 Kapurthala natives, who returned to India from Dubai on Thursday. The tally in Kapurthala district has reached 32. In Jalandhar district, the cases climbed to 211 with three more testing positive. The new patients are 24 year-old man from Greater Kailash (near Maqsoodan), a 45-year-old man from Ishwar Colony and a 52-year-old woman from Bhogpur. Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said most of returnees from Nanded had been discharged from the isolation centres.

Claiming that the recovery rate of the state was about 64 per cent, he said now there were only 657 active cases. He said the mortality rate was 1.6 per cent that was below the national average. He said aggressive efforts were being made to trace and screen every Covid suspect.

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