Number of critical Covid patients in Punjab falls

Wednesday 16th June 2021 07:27 EDT

With the Covid cases falling, there has been a decline in number of critical patients in Punjab. This has reduced pressure on the hospitals. When last month the state was reeling under the peak of the second Covid wave, the daily average of Covid patients on ventilator support was above 400. Similarly, the number of patients on oxygen support had hit around 10,000. The number of critical patients on ventilator support as well as those on oxygen support started falling in middle of May. With every week, it kept on reducing almost at the rate of 10 to 15 per cent. Currently, the number of patients on oxygen support is around 2,500. Similarly, the patients on ventilator support is around 200. Similarly, the number of cases has reduced to just 20 per cent of the cases being reported in mid of last month. The deaths have also reduced by almost 80 per cent. In mid-May, the daily cases were around 9,000 and deaths over 200. At present, the cases have come down to around 1,000 and the deaths remain around 50.

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