43 fresh cases, Amritsar count 276 - ECAS Punjab

43 fresh cases, Amritsar count 276

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 7

With 118 fresh Covid-19 cases coming to the fore today, the state count has reached 1,644. The death toll has risen to 28 as a patient lost his life to the deadly virus in Hoshiarpur.

As per the media bulletin, Amritsar topped the chart with 46 new cases, followed by Tarn Taran 43, Jalandhar 12, Patiala and Gurdaspur six, Bathinda two and Sangrur, Ludhiana and Fatehgarh Sahib one each.

With 12 new positive patients, Jalandhar district's tally reached 148. The new cases included contacts of a patient, who died yesterday. Four people are from Qazi Mohalla, four Rasta Mohalla and three from Qila Mohalla. The samples of 90 staff members of Guru Nanak Mission Hospital were taken after one of their colleagues was tested positive yesterday. Doctors said so far none of them had tested positive.

In Hoshiarpur, a 55-year-old man from Harkhowal village died during treatment at Government Medical College and Hospital, Amritsar, on Wednesday. The victim's Covid-19 test report was found positive on Thursday. With this, the number of positive patients in the district has gone up to 90 and deaths three. The victim had come to the civil hospital for treatment on May 3 in a critical condition. He had renal failure and jaundice. He was referred to the Amritsar hospital.

Among the two new patients in Bathinda, one is a cop who, had gone to Kota in Rajasthan to bring back stranded Punjabi students. The other had travelled to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.

The reports of 76 persons were received on Wednesday, of which two tested positive. With these two patients, the total count in the district reached 39.

As per the health department, so far samples of 34,701 suspected cases were sent for testing. Of these, 28,933 samples were found negative and reports of 4,124 were awaited.



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