Ludhiana district new hotspot, five succumb, 176 fresh COVID-19 cases - ECAS Punjab

Ludhiana district new hotspot, five succumb, 176 fresh COVID-19 cases

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 27

In the highest single-day spike in a district, Ludhiana reported 176 Covid-19 cases and five deaths in the last 24 hours.

Overall, the state reported 12 deaths and 557 cases in the last 24 hours. With the fresh cases, the Covid-19 count has reached 13,769 in the state. The death toll has risen to 318.

Besides five deaths from Ludhiana, two were reported from Patiala, one each from Amritsar, Jalandhar, Moga, Gurdaspur and Tarn Taran.

In Ludhiana, among the deceased were a 65-year-old man from Chandar Nagar, a 60-year-old from Halwara, an 80-year-old woman from Karnail Singh Nagar, a 50-year-old man from Tajpur Road and a 74-year-old from Bal Singh Nagar. All deceased had co-morbidities.

The worst-affected districts were Ludhiana (176 cases), Jalandhar (54), Gurdaspur (53), Amritsar (46), Patiala (40), SAS Nagar (31), Hoshiarpur and Tarn Taran (19 each), and Sangrur and Barnala (17 each).

With the death of a 42-year-old, the toll in Amritsar has jumped to 69. The deceased, Ravinderjit Singh, a resident of Akaash Avenue, was admitted to Government Medical College.

With 46 new cases in the last 24-hours, Amritsar's Covid-19 tally has reached 1,585.

Jagir Kaur's daughter tests positive

Jalandhar: Eight persons, including the daughter of senior Akali leader Bibi Jagir Kaur, tested Covid-19 positive in Kapurthala on Monday. Jagir Kaur's daughter had attended the last rites of an acquaintance and travelled to Jalandhar in last week. She has mild symptoms. She said: "I have also got myself tested. We shall be isolating ourselves at our home for 17 days." TNS



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