With 10K cases, July worst month so far - ECAS Punjab

With 10K cases, July worst month so far

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2

July was the worst month so far for Punjab with regard to fight against Covid as more than 10,000 new cases were reported and the state’s caseload almost doubled in just three weeks, according to the data of Health Department.

The Covid count touched 10,000 mark on July 19, four months after the first case was reported in the state. However, it took just two weeks to reach close to 18,000.

In month-wise breakup, the state reported 46 cases in March and 434 in April. The number swelled to 1,783 in May, most cases were from among the Nanded Sahib returnees. The caseload doubled in June with 3,305 cases. However, 10,551 fresh cases surfaced in July.

Same is with the deaths. Till July 19, the state had reported 254 casualties in four months. In next two weeks, the number crossed 400.

More than half of the cases have been reported from just four districts — Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala. Put together, the four districts have reported 9,484 of the total 17,063 cases in the state, 55 per cent of the total count.

Similarly, the state has reported 405 deaths. The four districts have reported 261 cases.

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