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87 new cases, another death in Mohali

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 8

With 87 fresh cases reported today, the state count has reached 1,731. With one death in SAS Nagar, the total toll has risen to 29.

As per the media bulletin, Gurdaspur topped the chart with 24 cases today followed by SBS Nagar with 18 cases, Jalandhar, Tarn Taran and Amritsar 11 cases each, Kapurthala five, Fatehgarh Sahib four, and Mansa, Bathinda and Barnala one case each.

Other than 11 positive cases, reports of 219 persons were received, and all were negative. — Jugal Kishore, Amritsar Civil Surgeon

Amritsar reported 11 new cases. The total count of Covid patients in the district has reached 287, the highest in the state. Besides cases of returnees from Nanded, a local resident admitted at a hospital in Patiala has also tested positive.

Civil Surgeon Dr Jugal Kishore said they had received 219 tests reports which were all negative. He said the condition of all patients at hospitals in the district was stable.

Meanwhile, Tarn Taran district reported 11 new positive cases today. With this, the count of patients in the district has reached 157, the third highest in the state. The two border districts, Amritsar and Tarn Taran, account for over 25 per cent of the total cases of Punjab.

With 11 more positive cases today, the Jalandhar tally reached 158. Those positive in Jalandhar include three returnees from Nanded, all women, aged 55, 30 and 30.

In Kapurthala, five Phagwara residents who returned from Nanded tested positive on Friday. At present, 38 patients are admitted to the Civil Hospital, Phagwara, and their samples have been sent for testing. Their reports are awaited.

As per the Health Department, so far, samples of 37,950 suspected cases were sent for testing. Of them, 31,219 samples were found negative and reports of 5,000 were still awaited.



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