Patiala, August 25- In a major sigh of relief, as many as 3677 patients of COVID has been declared cured out of total 5232 positive cases in Patiala that contribute to the recovery percentage of 70 percent.
Divulging the details, Civil Surgeon, Dr. Hariah Malhotra said that today out of 2600 samples 152 reported positive i.e. 5.84 percent. Similarly, 118 patientd declared cured today while 279 were declared yesterday.
He said that sampling has been increased to over 2200 per day to check the further spread of pandemic in the district by focusing on infected areas more.
He said that district has 1428 active cases of COVID that contribute to 27.5 percent of total figure. Apart from that 130 deaths (2.48%) have been reported so far. He said that extensive sampling causing spike in positive tally in Patiala district and we should not get panic on this increasing number.
Giving details of total samples collected so far, he said that a total of 76058 samples have been taken, out of which 67356 tested negative. Results of 3300 samples including of today’s, awaited, he added.