50 more succumb to Covid; Punjab toll 1,453 - ECAS Punjab

50 more succumb to Covid; Punjab toll 1,453

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31

In yet another spurt in Covid-19 cases, the state reported 1,541 fresh infections and 50 deaths in the past 24 hours.

With 50 more deaths, the total toll has reached 1,453. The number of cases has touched 53,992.

As far as deaths are concerned, Ludhiana reported 18 deaths followed by SAS Nagar (10), Amritsar and Hoshiarpur (five each), Kapurthala (four), Jalandhar (three), Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Gurdaspur, Moga and Patiala (one each).

Sunam MLA Aman Arora also tested positive for Covid-19. After body aches, he had given sample on Saturday and his report came today. Arora said he ha isolated himself at his Sunam residence. In the test conducted before the recent Assembly session, his report had come negative.

At present, there are 15,512 active cases in the state. As many as 37,027 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

As far as the spread of the infection is concerned, Ludhiana is the worst-affected district with 210 cases, followed by Bathinda (231), Jalandhar (202), Patiala (156), Amritsar (118), SAS Nagar (102) and Gurdaspur (75).

Apart from this, 474 patients are on oxygen support and 77 on ventilator support.

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