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51 more succumb to virus in Punjab

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 28

Punjab continued to see a spike in Covid-positive cases with 1,555 fresh infections and 51 deaths being reported today.

Jalandhar reported the maximum cases (211), followed by Gurdaspur (182) and Ludhiana (140). The highest number of deaths, however, was reported from Amritsar (12), followed by Ludhiana (11), and Jalandhar and Patiala (five each).

In Ludhiana, Sub-Inspector Gurbaksh Singh succumbed to the virus. This is the third death of a Ludhiana district police after ACP Anil Kohli and ASI Jaspal Singh. Besides, those who died included eight women and three men.

Bathinda reported four Covid deaths today, taking the district's toll to 32. The total cases in the district have crossed 2,200.

Though the government bulletin said there were 18 new cases in Bathinda, the Health Department said 111 new cases were reported today. In Ropar, the virus claimed three lives while 31 people tested positive. Amritsar district's death toll has reached 158 while 81 new patients took the cumulative case count to 3,691 in the district.

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