Covid claims 18 more lives in Punjab - ECAS Punjab

Covid claims 18 more lives in Punjab

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2

The state reported 18 deaths due to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 423. Besides, 792 fresh cases came to the fore, which took the state count of Covid cases to 17,853.

Once again, Ludhiana tops the districts in terms of casualties with eight deaths. Four deaths were reported from Patiala, three from Amritsar, and one each from SAS Nagar, Pathankot and Tarn Taran.

Apart from that, 146 patients are on oxygen support and 11 are on ventilator support. All deceased in Ludhiana had co-morbidities. They included a 59-year-old from New Sundar Nagar, a 69-year-old from Raikot, who was admitted to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, a 70-year-old from Salem Tabri and a 60-year-old from Azad Nagar.

In Amritsar, with three more deaths reported on Sunday, the toll in the district has increased to 83. In terms of cases too Ludhiana continues to be the worst affected district as it reported 147 cases, followed by Patiala (100), Jalandhar (98), Moga (84), SAS Nagar (52), Amritsar (44), Barnala (35), Kapurthala (31).

In Jalandhar, with a spike of over 103 cases, the tally has risen to 2,505. An 87-year-old man admitted to the IMA facility and another woman died of Covid-19.

The fresh cases were reported from Gulab Devi Road, Guru Nanak Nagar, Raja Garden, Ghai Nagar, Abadpura, Master Tara Singh Nagar, Abadpura, Gazigulla, Adampur, Kartarpur, Chakk Kalan, Shastri Nagar, Rainak bazar, Azad Nagar, Basti Sheikh, Sangat Singh Nagar, Phillaur, Bilga, Rupewal, Madhopur, Nawapind, Gopal Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Rainak Bazaar, Urban Estate, and Police Academy, Phillaur.

In Kapurthala, nine people, including three CRPF personnel, tested positive today.



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