152 more treated, now 173 active cases in Punjab - ECAS Punjab

152 more treated, now 173 active cases in Punjab

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 20

The state health authorities discharged another 152 Covid-19 patients today. With this, the total number of people who have been cured of the infection has reached 1,794 in the state.

At least 88 were discharged in Ludhiana, followed by 30 in SBS Nagar, 15 Patiala, eight Fatehgarh Sahib, four Jalandhar, three Mansa, two each in Gurdaspur and Pathankot. Now, there are just 173 active cases across the state.

The total number of patients discharged from Ludhiana till date is 117. Dr Rajesh Bagga, Civil Surgeon, said all Nanded pilgrims had already been discharged. Besides, 57 rapid response teams today screened 189 persons and 134 of them have been isolated.

Meanwhile, three new cases were reported in the state, taking the count to 2,005. As per the state media bulletin, one case each was reported from Ludhiana, Gurdaspur and Jalandhar. A 69-year-old woman died of Covid-19 in Jalandhar on Wednesday. She is the city's seventh casualty. With two more positive cases, Jalandhar's tally reached 217. The deceased, a resident of Ishwar Colony, Basti Sheikh, had tested positive on May 13. She was also previously admitted to Kidney Hospital, where many staff members had tested positive. As per the Health Department, so far samples of 57,737 suspected cases were sent for testing. Of these, 51,956 were found negative and reports of 3,776 were awaited.

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