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6-yr-old Ludhiana boy among 3 dead

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 17

With three more persons succumbing to Covid-19 today, the number of total casualties due to the deadly disease has reached 35 in the state. Two of the deceased were from Gurdaspur and one from Ludhiana.

Apart from this, 38 new cases were reported and the total state count rose to 1,964. As per a state media bulletin, Amritsar reported six new cases, followed by Ludhiana five, Pathankot four and SBS Nagar three.

Besides, 109 persons were discharged from the government quarantine facilities. Apart from five cases reported in the media bulletin from Ludhiana, 18 more persons tested positive, including 13 RPF jawans, one from Kundanpuri and four from Payal.

As per the media bulletin, among the five persons who tested positive were two Class IV employees of Civil Hospital, two employees of the Railways, and one from Kundanpuri.

A six-year-old boy from Badi Haibowal, who had tested positive and was admitted to PGI's Advanced Paediatric Centre, lost his life. The patient was admitted on May 15 and expired on May 16 night. After the death, one paediatric junior resident managing the patient and deceased's parents have been quarantined.

In SBS Nagar too, apart from three cases in the media bulletin, two more persons tested positive. The five cases include two persons who had returned from Dubai, two from Amritsar who had come to meet acquaintances in Mandera village and a contact of an already-infected person at Gunachaur village. In Jalandhar, one person reported positive, taking the district tally to 212. The patient is from Qila Mohalla, and is a contact of an corona-positive person from the locality.

As per the Health Department, so far samples of 51,812 suspected cases were sent for testing. Of these, 47,484 samples were found negative and reports of 2,364 is awaited.

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