COVID-19: In Punjab cases jump by 51% in a week

After a continuous decline in Covid-19 infection over the previous weeks, a sudden rise in cases has been witnessed during the past seven days.

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After a continuous decline in Covid-19 infection over the previous weeks, a sudden rise in cases has been witnessed during the past seven days.

Muktsar: Classes for matric students have been suspended for 10 days at the Government School in Panjawa village, in the Lambi Assembly segment, here, after a student tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. Taking preventive measures, the Health Department had taken the samples of all matric students in the school on Wednesday. Their test reports were negative.

The number of cases and deaths is still very low. So these day-to-day variations are quite normal. — Dr Rajesh Bhaskar, State Nodal officer for covid

Between August 6 and 12, a 51 per cent jump in cases was seen as compared to the previous week. As many as 452 cases were reported against previous week’s 298.

For the first time in the past three weeks, the number of cases crossed the 100 mark on Wednesday, registering 105 cases. Also, the number of active cases rose from 440 three days ago to 533.

However, health officials say it is a normal variation. “The number of cases and death is still very low. So these day-to-day variations are quite normal. The worrying factor will if there is a sudden increase in active cases,” said Dr Rajesh Bhaskar, state nodal officer for Covid. In the past 24 hours, the state reported 78 cases and one death.

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