Steep rise in Covid cases, December crucial - ECAS Punjab

Steep rise in Covid cases, December crucial

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 29

After a decline in Covid-19 cases last month, the way the numbers have witnessed an increase in the past few days has left experts worried.

With November coming to an end, the state has reported around 18,000 cases and 566 deaths. Though the number is almost similar to that of the last month, experts say the bigger concern is that the cases have increased after a steep decline.

After hitting the peak in the middle of September, the cases had started declining. In the beginning of last month, the daily average number of cases was around 300.

However, the cases started increasing this month. At present, the daily average of cases is around 700.

Experts say looking at the pattern of spread, December is crucial for the state as it can witness another spike. The state reported 741 cases and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours.

As per a media bulletin released on Sunday, with fresh cases, the total number of cases has reached 1,51,538 and the number of deaths has reached 4,780.

At present, 157 patients are on oxygen support and 16 are critical on ventilator support.

As far as deaths are concerned, the state reported 15 deaths in the last 24 hours. In district-wise breakup, Jalandhar reported five deaths, SAS Nagar three deaths, Ludhiana and Amritsar reported two deaths each, Pathankot, Patiala and Sangrur reported one death each.

from The Tribune

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