Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 9
At 2.95 per cent, Punjab on Wednesday recorded the very best case fatality fee (CFR) within the nation, surpassing that of Gujarat (2.91%) and Maharashtra (2.9%). Post August 31, Punjab’s CFR has risen from 2.7 per cent to 2.95 per cent in simply 9 days.
Recording nearly 2,000 new instances for the previous few days, Punjab’s caseload stood at 2,134 of Wednesday.
Dr Rajiv Bhaskar, Punjab’s nodal officer for Covid-19, explaining the excessive CFR, mentioned sufferers have been coming late to hospitals, principally upon growing severe signs reminiscent of breathlessness.
As per the state Health Department information, 70 per cent of these lifeless have been aged above 50 years. Health officers mentioned although the testing fee within the state had improved and the restoration fee stood at 3.7 per cent, the CFR may very well be introduced down solely by means of “early detection and treatment.”
53 extra Patiala jail inmates check optimistic
Patiala: Fiftythree extra inmates on the Patiala Central Jail have examined optimistic for Covid-19, taking the entire tally to 88. The Health Department has, due to this fact, declared the jail as a macro-containment zone. It has assigned extra groups for mass sampling. Sources mentioned it was troublesome to stem the unfold of virus in jails. These being overcrowded, bodily distancing was not attainable. TNS