Covid to peak by mid-Sept in Punjab: Capt Amarinder Singh

23 MLAs take a look at optimistic forward of Punjab Assembly session

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 26

The Covid-19 scenario in Punjab is worsening and the state will see a peak in mid-September, when circumstances are projected to rise to 1.10 lakh and fatalities to round 3,000, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh stated on Wednesday.

He was talking at a digital assembly of seven CMs of Opposition events known as by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

“The Covid situation is getting worse in Punjab. We are likely to hit the peak by mid-September. Today we have 44,000 cases which will rise to 1.10 lakh by September 18. So far, there have been 1,178 deaths in Punjab and the projection is 3,000 deaths by mid-September as per experts,” Capt Amarinder stated.

The CM stated 8,000 automobiles have been coming into Punjab every day and the virus transmission was rising. Capt Amarinder additionally talked about that 23 Punjab MLAs had examined Covid optimistic forward of the state Assembly session.

Punjab, he stated, had to this point spent Rs 500 crore on Covid and acquired Rs 101 crore from the Centre, which has promised Rs 30 crore extra. Punjab could be conducting 30,000 Covid exams a day by the top of the month. As of as we speak, there have been 499 sufferers on oxygen assist and 55 on ventilator in Punjab, he famous. 

Testing to go up

  • Punjab will conduct 30,000 Covid exams a day by the top of the month, stated the CM
  • Currently, there are 499 sufferers on oxygen assist & 55 on ventilator within the state
  • State has to this point spent Rs500 cr on Covid and acquired Rs101 cr from the Centre, which has promised Rs30 cr extra

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