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October sees only one Covid death in Chandigarh

Naina Mishra

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, October 31

The month of October noticed just one dying attributable to Covid-19 and 121 individuals testing constructive for the illness. That is the bottom month-to-month Covid statistics recorded this 12 months. Final month, six individuals had succumbed to the virus and 126 had examined constructive.

A complete of 53,886 assessments have been performed this month, whereas 69,105 sufferers have been examined for Covid final month. There’s a dip in testing by 22 per cent.

“The development of Covid circumstances is secure in our area. Nevertheless, a minor upsurge has been observed in southern states of the nation. Subsequent month might be essential to maintain a watch on the pandemic. Season is altering and folks will keep extra indoors throughout winter in shut teams, which is able to enhance transmission. There might be an enormous gathering in markets and elsewhere because of the pageant season. The pandemic continues to be round as sufferers hold coming to the PGI and different hospitals of the town. Folks must be cautious and put on a masks despite the fact that they’re vaccinated,” mentioned Dr Rajesh Kumar, former head of the Faculty of Neighborhood Medication and Public Well being, PGI.

For each lakh folks in Chandigarh, 67,129 samples have been examined and 5,542 out of each lakh folks within the metropolis have examined constructive for the virus.

Prior to now one week, 0.2 per cent of the samples examined got here again constructive. For each 100 confirmed circumstances, 0.1 are presently contaminated, 99 have recovered from the virus and one has succumbed to the lethal virus.

Dr Chandrakant Lahariya, Public Coverage and Well being Programs knowledgeable, mentioned: “Nationwide rise within the circumstances may be very unlikely. There could also be a minor rise in circumstances after Diwali in numerous states, however barely to qualify a recent wave. The variety of circumstances is low and a two-threefold enhance on the state degree has not a lot relevance.”

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