12 more deaths in Punjab, toll reaches 306 - ECAS Punjab

12 more deaths in Punjab, toll reaches 306

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Chandigarh, July 26

For the second consecutive day, Punjab reported 12 Covid-related deaths and 534 cases. The total number of cases has now reached 13,218 while 105 patients are on oxygen and 20 on ventilator support.

With 12 casualties in the past 24 hours, the death toll has reached 306. Two deaths each were reported from Ludhiana, Ropar, Gurdaspur and Amritsar, and one each from Jalandhar, SAS Nagar, Bathinda and SBS Nagar.

Ludhiana continues to be the worst-affected district as it reported 95 cases in the past 24 hours, followed by Patiala with 83 cases, Jalandhar 70, Amritsar 45, Hoshiarpur 42, SAS Nagar 28 and Sangrur 17 cases.

In Ludhiana, a 51-year-old victim from Chhoti Dhandari was admitted to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. A 48-year-old from Bishan Nagar, who was admitted to the PGI,Chandigarh, succumbed to the virus. Also, a former BJP president of Ludhiana tested positive. Earlier, two leaders from the saffron party had tested positive. A 44-year-old man from Husianpura tested positive and a 52-year-old person with a travel history of Bihar tested positive.

On Sunday, five police personnel deployed at Mundian Khurd, Landra, Samrala and Doraha tested positive.

Similarly, 17 persons tested Covid positive in Sangrur district. In Barnala, 11 persons tested positive, which includes two prisoners and two cops from Mehal Kalan police station. — TNS

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