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Punjab sees 1,000 cases in 3 days

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 24

In just three days, Punjab has witnessed a jump of nearly 1,000 Covid-positive cases, most of which were reported from Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala.

On Friday, a total of 477 persons tested Covid-positive, taking the total number of cases in the state to 12,216. However, the state has managed to control the number of fatalities, with the number of deaths in these three days having increased from 269 to 282. Five deaths were reported in the past 24 hours — one each in Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur.

In Ludhiana, a 62-year-old man from Ghumar Mandi died. Apart from being Covid-positive, he was suffering from tuberculosis and had a heart condition. Also, 11 employees of the State Bank of India's recovery branch at Fountain Chowk have tested positive.

Some police personnel have tested positive from Model gram extension, BRS Nagar, Jagroan, Pratap Singh Wala, Durgapuri Haibowal, Police Station Tibba Road, Ghumar Mandi, Talwandi, Salem Tabri and Bhagwan Pura Road, Samrala.

In Jalandhar, as many as 65 new Covid cases were reported, taking the district tally to 1,901. Patients from Lajpat Nagar, Apra, Kadiyara, Jaimal Nagar, Rishi Nagar, Dayalpur village, Kapurthala, Imli Mohalla, Model House, Green Model Town, Islam Ganj among others have tested positive.

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Ropar: A controversial Shiv Sena (Taksali) leader lodged at the district jail tested positive for Covid-19 here on Friday. The leader was brought to the jail after he was arrested on July 12 allegedly for denigrating women and inciting enmity between different groups through a video uploaded on the social media. TNS



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