Six more deaths, toll reaches 175 - ECAS Punjab

Six more deaths, toll reaches 175

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 7

With 258 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours, the state count of confirmed Covid-19 cases has reached 6,749. Besides, the state reported six more deaths, taking the toll to 175.

One death each was reported from Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Sangrur, SAS Nagar, Ludhiana and Fatehgarh Shaib.

At least 38 patients are on oxygen support and six are on ventilator support.

A 70-yearold patient from Amargarh block of Sangrur district, who was suffering from fever and breathlessness, died last night. She was referred to Rajinder Hospital in Patiala three days ago. The death toll has increased to 16 in the district, out of which 12 were from Malerkotla, two from Amargarh and one each from Sherpur and Fatehgarh Panjgarayan blocks.

As per the state media bulletin, among districts which were worst hit by the virus in the last 24 hours were Ludhiana with 78 cases, followed by Sangrur and Patiala (43 cases each), SBS Nagar (26), Jalandhar (16) and Moga (14).

Meanwhile, the premises of the Chandigarh's Sector-35 based office of the Punjab Local Government has been closed after a joint director in the department tested positive for Covid-19. All offices in the building have been closed for July 8 and July 9 for sanitisation.

from The Tribune

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