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1,161 fresh cases, 50 more succumb in Punjab

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 23

The state reported 1,161 Covid-positive cases, including 50 deaths, in the past 24 hours. With these, the state caseload has reached 41,779 and the total number of casualties has reached 1,086.

Ludhiana reported the maximum 242 cases, Patiala 188, Jalandhar 107, Amritsar 68, Moga 60, Kapurthala 58 and Sangrur reported 51 cases. Patiala reported 19 deaths and was followed by Ludhiana with nine, Jalandhar seven, Gurdaspur six, Hoshirapur and Ferozepur two each, while Fazilka, Kapurthala, Muktsar, Sangrur and Tarn Taran reported one death each.

31 samples taken from Badal house

A day after declaring former CM Parkash Singh Badal's residence a micro-containment zone, Health Department officials on Sunday collected samples of 31 persons from the premises. However, none from the Badal family was tested.

Meanwhile, the SHO of Malout (city) police station and an ASI posted there have tested Covid positive today. Both the infected cops have isolated themselves. The SHO said he was not going to the police station for the past three-four days.

Meanwhile, a day after declaring former CM Parkash Singh Badal's residence a micro-containment zone, the Health Department officials today collected samples of 31 persons from there. However, none from the Badal family was tested.

Dr Manju, Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Civil Hospital, Badal, said: "We have collected total 33 samples from Badal village today, including 31 samples from the residence of the ex-Chief Minister. Tomorrow, we will try to speak to our seniors and the ex-CM for the Badal family's samples."



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