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Four more succumb, Punjab toll 68

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 14

Ludhiana and Amritsar continue to keep Punjab on the tenterhooks by leading the tally of Covid cases. While Ludhiana reported 22 new patients today, Amritsar added another 13 cases to its tally. The state witnessed a rise of 77 cases.

As many as four deaths were reported today — one each in Amritsar and Pathankot and two in Sangrur. The total count of Covid deaths in the state has reached 68.

The Sangrur administration said the deaths reported in the state bulletin today had taken place on Saturday, although 17 new cases were reported.

Patiala recorded 10 new cases, including two nurses working in the emergency ward of Government Rajindra Hospital. A four-year-old girl, who had returned from Jhansi on June 8, has tested positive.

In Ludhiana, of 22 patients found positive today, five have travel history. Nobody from the containment zones tested positive today. A 31-year-old man from Amarpura had returned from Mumbai a few days ago. Similarly, a 34-year-old man and a teenager from C Block, Raj Nagar, and two youngsters from Ranjit Singh Park, who had travelled to Delhi, have tested positive.

Another 12 who tested positive are contacts of already positive persons. A patient from Bahadurke Bhattaian is suffering from severe acute respiratory illness and tested positive for Covid. Four persons with influenza-like illness are from Khanna, Chandigarh Road, Mohar Singh Nagar and Mayur Vihar.

The local health authorities in Amritsar claimed that the total death toll was 20, while the state health bulletin mentioned the toll at 17, saying one duplicate death was excluded today. A 66-year-old man from Pandori Mehma village, who was admitted to a local hospital on June 12, passed away yesterday. Of the 613 tested positive so far, the district has witnessed 418 recoveries.

In Mohali, 10 new cases came to the fore, taking the tally to 170. The active cases in the district rose to 50, while a total of 117 patients have recovered so far.

Nearly 29 patients recovered from the disease.



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