Covid: Data shows 10 people have tested positive in the past 7 days
THE past week has seen a marginal increase in new Covid cases in Chandigarh, with the average number of positive cases over the past seven days standing at 10 and the positivity rate touching 0.80%. In the past four days, the highest number of cases, 14, was reported on May 3. According to reports, the number of active cases on Wednesday was 67.
The health department has encouraged people, including children, to come forward and get vaccinated, which they say is the only way to control the spread of the infection. While the vaccination rate for children aged 15-18 is 98.85% (first dose), the percentage of vaccination in the age group 12-14 years is only 63.30% (first dose). dose).
“The past few days have seen an improvement in the vaccination rate for the 12 to 14 year old age group. The vaccine is safe for children and should not be hesitated to take. It also saves us from contracting a severe version of the disease and being hospitalized as evidenced by the latest wave. We have to wait and watch to see the pattern of new cases and maintain Covid appropriate behavior,” said Dr Suman Singh, Director of Health Services. Over the past week there have been no fatalities and only two people have been admitted to the IGP’s Covid ward.
Professor Surjit Singh, Director of PGI, said we must take adequate precautions, given the steady rise in cases in other states.
“New strains can emerge and with flare-ups. It is imperative that the vaccination campaign be given a strong impetus. Every eligible person should get it. Children can bring home the virus and others at risk, Rakesh Kochhar, former head of the department of gastroenterology, PGI.