Punjab: On Wednesday, Punjab reported 106 deaths due to Coronavirus, which the highest single-day deaths so far and is nearly double on Tuesday which is 59 deaths. According to the latest reports, the number of deaths reported till now is 1618 which is the halfway mark of 3000 deaths expected by mid-September predicted by a team of some expert doctors.
Since August 17, the death rate has crossed the 50 marks thrice and crossed the 100 marks on Wednesday in Punjab.
What Minister says about the Conditions?
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had said, “we are expecting we will peak by September. According to a team of doctors guiding us predicted that bu mid-September the figure of 44,000 Covid-19 cases in August will go to 1.10 lakh in September, while casualties will cross 3,000. We are trying to deal with it.”
On Wednesday, State Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said the cause of the High mortality rate is mainly because of delayed diagnosis in patients reporting for testing/treatment at COVID facilities.
He further informed that as many as 67 percent of deaths were due to the patients reporting for the first time for COVID 19 test after suffering from severe symptoms. And these cases become difficult to handle leading to the fatalities. Underlining the reports received from the districts about the resistance in communities to sampling and testing for COVID, the minister informed that even the patients with co-morbidities have not been reporting to health care centers till the disease becomes acute.
The minister appealed to the people to join hands with the state government to combat this pandemic Situation. He said in the absence of a vaccine so far, the only option for us to follow the protocols in letter and spirit until the vaccine is developed.
Punjab COVID 19 Tally
Besides, 106 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 1,514 fresh cases were reported on Wednesday, leading to the Coronavirus toll to 56,989 and the total number of deaths to 1,618.
Among the highest no of deaths reported in a single day, Ludhiana reported the maximum deaths which are 18 deaths, followed by Jalandhar with 11 deaths then Bathinda with 10 deaths 10, SAS Nagar nine, Gurdaspur and Amritsar eight each, Ropar seven, Patiala six, Ferozepur and Hoshiarpur five each, Fatehgarh Sahib and Fazilka three each, Faridkot, Sangrur and Tarn Taran two each, Muktsar and SBS Nagar one each. At present, there are 15,629 active cases in the state, and 39,742 have recovered from the disease so far.