Death rate in 9 districts higher than state average - ECAS Punjab

Death rate in 9 districts higher than state average

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Vishav Bharti

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16

Punjab's Covid death rate is 2.97 per cent, which is one of the highest in the country. However, there are nine districts in which the rate is alarmingly higher than the state's average fatality rate.

Kapurthala tops the list with 4.98 per cent death rate, followed by Ludhiana (4.28 per cent), Sangrur (4 per cent), Fatehgarh Sahib (3.98 per cent), Amritsar (3.8 per cent), Tarn Taran (3.71 per cent), Ferozepur (3.21 per cent), Ropar (3.19 per cent), Hoshiarpur (3.14 per cent) and SBS Nagar (3.04 per cent).

According to health officials, these are the very districts which are reporting maximum cases too. "A large number of cases from Ludhiana, Amritsar, Sangrur and other districts are increasing the overall caseload," said Dr Rajesh Bhaskar, state's nodal officer for Covid.

"Over 90 per cent of the deaths in the state have taken place in tertiary care centres, which indicates people are getting treatment," he said. The districts which have reported the lowest death rates include Mansa (1.2 per cent), Fazilka (1.51 per cent), Pathankot (1.57 per cent), Faridkot (1.6 per cent) and Bathinda (1.78 per cent). Meanwhile, the state reported 2,717 new cases and 78 Covid-related deaths, taking the caseload to 87,184 and the casualty count to 2,592.



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