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With 2 more deaths, toll rises to 50 in Punjab

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 6

With two more deaths on Saturday, one each in Amritsar and Pathankot, the total number of casualties in the state has reached 50.

The first victim, Rakesh Kumar, a 60-year old resident of Katra Sher Singh in Amritsar, was admitted to a private hospital. The health authorities said Kumar was shifted to Government Medical College on June 4 in a critical condition. He suffered cardiac arrest and could not be revived despite best efforts, said Civil Surgeon Dr Jugal Kishore. His son too has tested positive and is admitted to GMC.

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The second victim was identified as Ashwani Kumar, a 48-year-old, resident of Chak Madho Singh village, 7 km from Pathankot. "He reported at the local civil hospital on June 4 following a respiratory disorder. We referred him to Government Medical College, Amritsar, where he died late last evening. Before coming to the civil hospital, he got treatment for a private hospital," said a health official.

Besides, 54 fresh cases were reported today, taking the state's count of positive patients to 2,515.

As per the media bulletin, Amritsar district reported the maximum 26 cases, followed by Ludhiana (10), Pathankot (5), Fatehgarh Sahib (4), Faridkot and Mansa (2 each), and Bathinda, Moga, Fazilka, Barnala and SAS Nagar (1 each).

Of the 26 new cases in Amritsar, 10 have influenza-like illness, who either reported at flu corner or were identified by health teams during its door-to-door survey in affected areas. Among the new cases included 13 contacts of positive cases and three persons who had tested positive at private labs.

In Ludhiana district, the new patients include a 26-year-old pregnant woman from Kuldeep Nagar, Rahon Road, and a 12-year-old brother and 26-year-old mother of a patient from Ludhiana, who is undergoing treatment at Rajindra Hospital in Patiala.

In addition to this, a 40-year-old woman of Prem Nagar, who had travelled to Rajasthan, has also tested positive.

One 60-year-old cancer patient, who belongs to Amritsar, also found Covid positive.

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