Slight dip in Punjab toll, 14 deaths, 1,435 new cases - ECAS Punjab

Slight dip in Punjab toll, 14 deaths, 1,435 new cases

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Vishav Bharti

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 30

The number of Covid cases has declined in the state in past few days. Between September 14 and 20, around 18,000 cases and 450 deaths were reported.

In the week prior to that, between September 7 and 13, 16,000 cases were recorded and number of deaths was 500. However, the number showed a decline in the following week from September 21 to 27, with around 420 deaths. The cases dropped drastically to 12,000.

In the same period, the state's contact tracing ratio has also increased significantly to 7.7 per positive case. The ratio had declined to around 4.4 per positive case. The central expert team had raised the issue in its report that Punjab needed to improve the contact tracing ratio.

With 1,435 fresh cases and 47 deaths reported in 24 hours, the state count of Covid cases reached 1,13,886 on Wednesday. The number of casualities has reached 3,406. Besides, 93,666 patients have recovered from the deadly virus and at present 16,814 cases are active in the state. Apart from that, 372 patients are on oxygen support and 49 are on ventilator support.

In district wise break-up of fresh cases reported today, Amritsar topped the chart with 167 cases, followed by Ludhiana (163), Jalandhar (143), SAS Nagar (123), Patiala (96), Bathinda (90) and Pathankot (89).

The state reported 47 casualities in last 24 hours. Among districts, Hoshiarpur topped the chart with seven deaths, followed by Ludhiana (6), Jalandhar and SAS Nagar (five each), Bathinda and Gurdaspur (four each), Ropar (three), Amritsar, Ferozepur and Sangrur (two each), Barnala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Moga, Muktsar, SBS Nagar and Patiala (one each).

from The Tribune

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