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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Patiala sees day without Covid death in 2 months

Tribune News Service
Patiala, September 28

For the first time in almost two months, no Covid death was reported in the district today. In what may be termed as a positive sign, the district Health Department revealed no death and only 75 Covid cases were reported.

The district witnessed an average four Covid deaths a day in August while six in month of September. Patiala has already reported 318 deaths so far.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said: "It is a positive sign as no Covid death was reported today. Once again, I urge to people to get themselves tested for Covid because early detection helps to save lives."

Malhotra said the district had 2.7 per cent death and 85 per cent recovery rate. The district had also been witnessing a drop in the number of positive cases, he informed.

In the wake of this development, experts believe that the district has already surpassed the peak of the Covid cases. Of 75 positive cases, 30 were reported from Patiala city, 15 Rajpura, 10 Dudhan Sadhan, five Shutrana, four from Harpalpur and Kallon majra. Besides, two cases each were reported from Nabha and Kauli Block. Dr Mahotra said the total count of Covid patients in the district was 11,398 while 9,672 patients had already recovered from the virus.



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