As many as 1257 COVID-19 patients have been declared cured by the State Government, out of which 952 were discharged on Saturday as per the Revised Discharged Policy. Meanwhile, most of the returnees from Sri Nanded Sahib have been discharged from the isolation centres.
Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that Captain Amarinder Singh led State Government is gear up to tackle any emerging challenge regarding the outbreak of coronavirus. He said that there have been 1946 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, as of Saturday evening, while 50,613 persons have been tested so far, out of which 46,028 are found negative.
Balbir Singh Sidhu also said that there are four districts with six containment zones where more than 15 cases of COVID-19 have been reported which are SAS Nagar, Jalandhar (2), Patiala (2) and Pathankot. While underlining the achievement of the Health Department, he said that the recovery rate of the state is about 64 percent and only 657 cases are active as of Saturday. He said that sample positivity is 4 percent while the mortality rate has been recorded at 1.6 percent which is below the National Average.
Balbir Singh further said that the Government is well prepared to battle the Coronavirus pandemic in the State and aggressive efforts are being made to trace and screen every single suspected person to prevent the spread of coronavirus. He said that state government is committed to providing standardize treatment services to Covid-19 patients and for this nearly 5000 isolation beds have been identified in Government Health facilities.
All the critical COVID patients will go to Government Medical Colleges and two private Medical Colleges. He also said that testing had increased to 1654 per million which is above the national average with 1500 to 1800 tests per day.