LA city reported 1,149 new cases and three deaths on Saturday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 84,884 and the toll to 1,100.
The total number of active cases was 8,614. The positivity rate on Saturday was 20.10%. The highest number of cases, 97, was reported in Mani Majra. The total number of samples tested in the last 24 hours was 5,717 and the total number of recoveries was 1,792. The total number of vaccinations on Saturday was 449.
Covid deaths: A 65-year-old woman, Covid positive, resident of Sector 26, a case of chronic renal failure and hypertension, died at the IGP. She was fully vaccinated against Covid. A 54-year-old man, resident of Sector 43, was brought dead to GMSH-16. He was a chronic alcoholic. He tested positive for COVID and was fully vaccinated for Covid. A 67-year-old resident of sector 19, positive for Covid, a case of bronchopneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome, died at GMSH-16. He was fully vaccinated against Covid.
Hospitalization: In PGI, out of 380 oxygen beds, 148 are occupied and 26 ventilator beds out of 70 are occupied. At GMCH-32, out of 165 oxygen beds, 66 are occupied and out of 63 ventilated beds, five are occupied. In GMSH-16, out of 230 oxygen beds, 79 are occupied, and out of 20 ventilated beds, three are occupied.
Mohali: 4 deaths, 1,245 cases
Four more deaths were reported on Saturday in Mohali district, bringing the total death toll to 1,105. As many as 1,245 positive cases have been reported, bringing the number of cases to 86,570 with 8,858 active cases. Health officials said 4,471 samples were taken and the district had a positivity rate of 27.85%.
Home Covid vaccination facility for special categories
The UT Department of Health clarified that the Covid home vaccination facility is provided for seniors who are unable to attend the vaccination center due to advanced age and for bedridden disabled/ill persons who cannot cannot come to the vaccination centre.
A request for Covid vaccination at home can be registered at the helpline number 1075 and the request will be assessed before sending the mobile vaccination team to homes. The department clarified that home Covid vaccination is not practiced for other adults and children in the 15 to 18 age group. Anyone eligible for the Covid vaccination can go to the nearby Covid vaccination centre.