Veritable signs of coronavirus resurgence in PunjabNews
The second wave is said to be worse than the initial spread of the disease the world over. Strict observance of the SOPs is the key to fend off the second wave of coronavirus but the situation on ground presents an altogether different situation as there seems to be negligence by a majority of people.
In the last 24 hours (Sunday), 210 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Punjab after the number crossed the triple figure just a few days ago. There was one death, four critical patients and 10,790 suspected cases. By late Friday, the new confirmed cases were 214 and five deaths were reported.
The coronavirus positivity has increased three times compared to that in two months ago. “The three-day rolling average of coronavirus positive cases in mid-August had gone down to as low as 0.4 per cent but now it is touching increasing levels of two per cent,” says a senior health department official.
With the continuous increase in confirmed coronavirus cases on a daily basis, it is learnt, the number of admissions to hospitals has also increased three times amid fears of encumbering of the healthcare services in hospitals.