Coronavirus Punjab: Amid growing concerns over rising coronavirus cases, a study reported that the 2nd peak of COVID-19 was yet to come and that it was expected to be higher than the first one.
A study by Ludhiana-based Christian Medical College stated that there could be almost 3,000 cases a day by the end of this week.
Punjab witnessed the first Covid peak on September 17 last year, when almost 2,896 cases were being reported. The highest single-day deaths (106) were reported on September 2 while on Sunday, 2,669 cases were reported.
The Ludhiana-based Christian Medical College, in its study based on mathematical calculations, predicted that Punjab could see the 2nd peak of COVID-19 again later this week or in the first week of April.
Dr Rajesh Bhaskar, state nodal officer for Covid-19, said that the peak would be followed by a flattening of the curve but the decline in daily cases cannot be predicted immediately.
Even as Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan said that it was important to gear up all healthcare infrastructure immediately and ensure that all protocols were followed strictly by the people.
Punjab on Sunday reported 44 new deaths due to coronavirus out of which Amritsar reported 5, Ferozepur 1, Gurdaspur 7, Hoshiarpur 10, Jalandhar 6, Kapurthala 1, Ludhiana 8, Pathankot 1, Patiala 1, SAS Nagar 1, Sangrur 1, and Tarn Taran 2.
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