State leads with 78 per cent recovery rate: Health Minister - ECAS Punjab

State leads with 78 per cent recovery rate: Health Minister

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 19

Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said of the 4,218 Nanded returnees, 1,252 turned out to be Covid positive. All of them had been cured and sent back to their homes. A majority of cases in the state were from outside.

He said Punjab became the leading state to battle coronavirus by achieving 78 per cent recovery rate.

All Nanded returnees cured

Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said of the 4,218 Nanded returnees, 1,252 turned out to be Covid positive. All of them had been cured and sent back to their homes. He said 1.57 crore people had been screened by Health Department teams in April.

He said 1.57 crore persons had been screened by Health Department teams in April. Out of this, 9,593 were found to have symptoms and referred for further sampling. He said there had been 2,002 cases in the state so far and 55,634 persons had been tested of which 50,070 were found negative. He said of 2,002 Covid patients, 1,642 were cured which was among the highest recovery rates in the country.

Sidhu said 'risk stratified random sampling' needed to be done (frequent travellers, frontline workers, people with co-morbidity and those living in densely populated areas) across the state and focus should be on high-risk areas and individuals to further prevent the spread of the disease. Instructions have been issued to civil surgeons in this regard.

Revealing about the facts of containment zone, he said the state government had defined only the containment zone and not red, orange or green zones. He said the period of containment would be of minimum 14 days.



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