Patiala, October 5

For the first time in about three months, Patiala district on Monday, reported coronavirus cases below 50. Patiala reported only 39 cases, thereby taking the district count to 11,898.

The Patiala Health Department informed that there were only 39 corona positives of 1,550 people tested for corona here today.

Of the 39 positives, 22 were from Patiala city, three Rajpura, three Samana, four Kauli, one Shutrana and two each from Dudhan Sadhan and Kallon Majra.

The department said the recovery rate had also improved and was about to touch the 90 per cent mark.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said 10,613 patients had already recovered.

He said, “Though situation has improved, the people should not take the virus lightly. People should come forward for testing if they have any flu like symptoms.”

Meanwhile, the district reported only one COVID death over the past 24 hours. With this, the total death count stands at 343 in the district so far.

Dr Malhotra informed that a 72-year-old patient, who was suffering from hypertension, died during treatment of COVID-19 at Rajindra Hospital.

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