For the first time—in about two months—Patiala district reported no COVID-19 death on Monday.

In what may be termed as a positive sign, the district health department, here today, revealed no COVID-19 death, and only 75 cases were reported as corona positive in the district.

The respite comes at a time when the district witnessed an average of four COVID-19 deaths a day in August while six in the month of September.

Notably, Patiala has already reported 318 COVID-19 deaths so far.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said, “It is a positive sign as no COVID-19 death was reported, today. Once again, I urge the people to get themselves tested for corona because early detection helps to save lives due to COVID.”

Malhotra added that the district had 2.7 per cent death rate and 85 per cent recovery rate. Besides casualty, the district had also been witnessing a drop in the number of positive cases, he informed.

In the wake of this development, experts believe that the district has already surpassed the peak of the coronavirus cases.

Of 75 positive cases, 30 were reported from Patiala city, 15 Rajpura, 10 Dudhan Sadhan, five Shutrana, four from Harpalpur and Kallon Majra. Besides, two cases each were reported from Nabha and Kauli Block.

Dr Mahotra informed that the district count of positive cases was 11,398 while 9,672 patients have already recovered from the virus.

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