22 fresh cases, count 2,002 - ECAS Punjab

22 fresh cases, count 2,002

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 19

With one more person succumbing to Covid-19 in Pathankot today, the number of casualties due to the virus has reached 38 in the state.

Apart from that, 22 new cases were reported following which the state count of Covid patients has reached 2,002. As per the state media bulletin, Ludhiana topped the chart with 19 fresh cases, followed by two in Patiala and one in Gurdaspur.

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  • 55,634 Total samples tested
  • 50,070 Negative Reports
  • 3,562 awaited

Of the new patients in Ludhiana, six are undertrials at Borstal jail, two accused arrested recently by the police, two civil hospital employees, two Railway Protection Force personnel, one contact of a positive patient, four flu corner patients and five having no direct contact with any positive patient.

Besides, a 27-year-old man from Salem Tabri, who was found dead at his house on May 16, was tested positive. He was buried today. Two cops, an ASI and a constable, have been asked to quarantine themselves in addition to the family members of the deceased, who was an addict and died due to overdose. In addition, a two-year-old girl, who underwent a surgery at the DMC, has also tested positive.

In Rajpura town of Patiala district, two more persons were tested positive. Both patients had recently returned from Mumbai by a taxi. They have been admitted to the isolation ward of Government Rajindra Hospital. Besides, 95 patients were cured and discharged from the government quarantine facilities. Of them, 39 are from Fazilka, 11 Pathankot, nine Mansa, seven each from Tarn Taran and Sangrur, six each from Jalandhar and Faridkot. The total number of cured patients has reached 1,642 in the state. As per the Health Department, so far samples of 55,634 suspected cases were sent for testing. Of these, 50,070 were found negative and reports of 3,562 were awaited.



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