Number of COVID Recoveries Exceed Active Cases in September in Chandigarh & Panchkula

The number of patients recovering from COVID-19 is more than the active cases in Chandigarh and Panchkula in September compared to previous months.

Highest recovered cases in September (data uptil 23 September)

  • In Chandigarh, a total of 5,498 patients have recovered in September alone which accounts for 68% of total recoveries.
  • The city witnessed a recovery rate of 52% on 22nd August with 1,471 recoveries and 2,776 confirmed cases.
  • Seven days after that, the total recoveries didn’t change much & remained at 56%, while the active infections were 43%.
  • This month, the city’s recovery rate has reached 75%. Only 23 % active cases in the city. 
  • The city witnessed more than 300 recoveries on a daily basis in September.

Rapid response team & timely contact tracing

Chandigarh has a dedicated rapid response team & the city is divided into four zones. 

The team lifts patients to covid centre and contact-tracing is immediate for immediate contacts while others are tested in 4-5 days.

It is expected that recoveries will shoot up in the coming days.

Home isolation

Majority of the patients are opting for home isolation in Chandigarh and in case of an emergency, they go to hospital.

Panchkula too recording more recoveries (data uptil 23 September)

  • Pachkula too recorded more daily recoveries than the number of fresh cases for the three consecutive days i.e. September 21, 22 & 23.
  • The district witnessed 268 fresh cases & 506 recoveries.
  • Till 20th September, the recovery rate in the district was 71.08 %. However, it reached 77 % today.
  • On September 21,the district reported 50 fresh cases, lowest in the month of September, and 176 recoveries.

Till August 31, the recovery rate was 64.52%.

Out of a total of 5,328 positive cases reported so far, 4,103 have recovered.

Panchkula’s recovery rate better than Chandigarh & Mohali

  • Panchkula’s current recovery rate is 77% which is relatively better than Mohali (68.58 per cent) & Chandigarh (75 per cent) in the tricity.
  • Around 70-80% of patients in the district are under home isolation.
  • The district Health Department has formulated 14 health teams to give regular medical assistance every alternate day to patients.

Source: The Tribune

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