After lull, spike in cases - ECAS Punjab

After lull, spike in cases

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 8

After managing to contain the Covid spread for around two weeks in May, the state has again witnessed a sudden increase in the number of cases over the last one week.

A steep hike in cases was earlier witnessed for two weeks from April-end to mid-May when pilgrims from Nanded had started arriving and a large number of them were tested positive. In those two weeks, the average number of cases in a week was more than 700. But from mid-May onwards, the number of cases started declining and the situation continued for almost three weeks.

Between May 10 and May 31, the state reported just 456 cases, averaging 150 cases a week. However, in last week of May, after relaxations were announced and people started entering state from outside, the cases began to rise.

In the last one week, over 350 cases were reported. Most of the new patients have travelled from outside the state.

The government has now ordered all deputy commissioners to form special teams to ensure home quarantine of people, who recently entered Punjab from other states. In a communication, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, has issued directions to all deputy commissioners to keep track on the people entering their districts from other states.

The government is anticipating that the number of people entering Punjab will be much higher in the coming days. The DCs have been asked to act strictly against those violating quarantine norms.

from The Tribune

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