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Covid cases, deaths dip by 75 per cent in Punjab

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 18

It seems the Covid graph in the state is finally witnessing a downward trend with the cases coming down to one fourth in comparison to the average daily cases reported last month.

In September, the state reported 55,000 cases. The average daily cases were around 2,000. However, now the number of cases has come down to less than 500. Same is the case with deaths, which have also declined by 75 per cent.

The state reported 476 cases and 13 deaths in the past 24 hours.

As per the government media bulletin, the total number of cases now stands at 1,27,630 and the number of deaths has reached 4,012. In the district-wise breakup of the Covid count, Ludhiana topped the list with 67 cases, followed by Hoshiarpur (64), Jalandhar (54), Patiala (52), Bathinda (47), SAS Nagar (41), Amritsar (31).

The number of active Covid cases has declined further to 5,735 and over 1.27 lakh persons have recovered from the disease.

At present, 145 patients are on oxygen support and 23 are critical and are on ventilator support. As far as deaths are concerned, the state reported 13 deaths in the past 24 hours. In the district-wise breakup, SAS Nagar topped the list with three deaths, followed by Jalandhar, Patiala and Ropar (two each), and Ludhiana, Pathankot, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur (one each).

from The Tribune

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