Active cases rise by 60% in 3 weeks - ECAS Punjab

Active cases rise by 60% in 3 weeks

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Chandigarh, November 22

After a decline in Covid cases, it is clear from the data that the state is heading towards another peak as it witnessed almost 60 per cent increase in active cases in the past three weeks.

The cases hit the peak in the state in mid-September when the daily average of fresh cases was around 2,500 and of deaths was 80. The state had over 20,000 active cases at that time. However, after the third week of September, the cases started declining. By November 1, the total number of active cases in the state had come down to 4,195.

After a lull of almost two weeks, the number again started surging. On November 7, the total number of active cases increased to 4,827 and a week later, the number was 5,769. At present, the number of active cases is 6,724. Thus, in the past three weeks, the number of active cases has increased by 60 per cent.

Experts say the presence of active cases in society is an important indicator of prevalence of infection and possibility of a surge in the coming days. They say the coming month will be challenging for the state as it can witness a second peak. The state reported 710 cases and 19 deaths in the past 24 hours. — TNS



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