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9 more deaths, 298 new cases in Punjab

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16

The state reported 298 cases and nine deaths in the last 24 hours. Four deaths were reported from Ludhiana, two from Jalandhar, one each from Gurdaspur, Patiala and Kapurthala.

With these deaths, the number of casualties due to Covid-19 has reached 230. Besides, 58 persons are on oxygen support and seven are on ventilator support.

Four Covid positive patients lost their lives in Ludhiana today. One of them was a 68-year-old resident of Bharat Nagar. He was a diabetic and was suffering from some kidney disease as well. He died at SPS Hospital.

The second person who lost his life was a 60-year-old from Surjit Colony on the Rahon Road. He was admitted to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. He was having difficulty in breathing and was suffering from a kidney ailment too.

Another patient belonged to Railway Colony. He was 60 years old and apart from being Covid positive, he was a heart patient. He too was under treatment at Rajindra Hospital. The fourth victim was a 42-year-old resident of Bal Singh Nagar, Basti Jodhewal. In Jalandhar, a 65-year-old man from Kapurthala, who was brought to the local Civil Hospital yesterday, died on his way to the CMC, Ludhiana. He was suffering from a kidney ailment and was on dialysis.

Another Covid patient from Jalandhar died at the CMC yesterday. A 25-year-old pregnant woman from Jalandhar died in Amritsar. She was suffering from jaundice.

While ITBP Sarai Khas is emerging as a Covid hotspot with 11 cases coming to the fore today, other new cases in Jalandhar district were from Sangat Singh Nagar, Bhogpur, Basant Avenue, Saraswati Vihar, PAP, Avtar Nagar, Defence Colony, Seth Hukam Chand Colony, Preet Enclave, Baba Deep Singh Nagar, Hardiyal Nagar, Mianwali village and Bara Pind.

The worst affected districts were Ludhiana (49 cases), Jalandhar (39), Patiala and Amritsar (28), Fazilka (24), SAS Nagar (23), Bathinda (17), Moga (16) and Sangrur (15).


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