Covid-19: Toll spikes, 25 more succumb in Punjab - ECAS Punjab

Covid-19: Toll spikes, 25 more succumb in Punjab

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 29

The state today reported record 25 Covid-19 deaths, taking the total death toll to 361. Of the 25 deaths, 10 were reported from Jalandhar, nine from Ludhiana, three from Amritsar, two from Gurdaspur and one from Patiala.

Besides, as many as 568 fresh cases were also reported in the past 24 hours, taking the Covid count to 14,946 in the state. The worst-affected districts were Ludhiana (95 cases), followed by Patiala (86), Amritsar (77), Jalandhar (45), Barnala and Gurdaspur (35 each), SAS Nagar and Fatehgarh Sahib (31 each) and Sangrur (30).

The deadly virus snuffed out the lives of three septuagenarians in Amritsar, following which the toll in the district increased to 75. The deceased have been identified as 79-year-old Anil Mehra, a resident of Jaj Nagar, and 75-year-old Vidyawati, a resident of Shakti Nagar. The details of the third death were not provided by the district health authorities as it had taken place in another district. The health authorities stated that both patients had co-morbidities.

Among the new cases were five police personnel, a health official and 23 contacts of previously positive cases.

In Jalandhar, 47 persons tested positive and four died today, taking the case count to 2,165. BJP leader Mahinder Bhagat was among those who tested Covid-positive.

As many as 10 persons died in the district in the past 24 hours. With this, the number of the deceased in Jalandhar district has risen to 49. While four persons died yesterday, another passed away today. Among the deceased was a 46-year-old man from Jalandhar Heights society.

Later, his wife was also tested positive for Covid. The other fresh cases were reported from Ashok Vihar, Mohalla Qadian, Hargobind Nagar, Phillaur, Apra, Saifabad, Ali Mohalla, Kila Road, Link Road, Garden Colony, Jyoti Nagar, among other areas.



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