Over 1K cases, 32 more deaths - ECAS Punjab

Over 1K cases, 32 more deaths

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11

There seems to be no relief in sight as Covid cases continued to spike on Tuesday as well. The state reported 1,002 cases and 32 deaths.

Ludhiana remained the worst-affected district with 11 deaths, followed by Sangrur (4), Amritsar, Jalandhar, SAS Nagar and Patiala (3) and Bathinda and Gurdaspur (1).

All those who lost their lives in Ludhiana had co-morbid conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, obesity and neurological issues. All the deceased were between the age group of 60-80.

Of 252 new cases in Ludhiana, 48 were reported from flu corner and 75 were contacts of previously positive persons. The positive cases also included seven cops and six healthcare workers.

Apart from that, at present 139 patients are on oxygen support and 21 are critical and are on ventilator support.

After Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala reported the maximum of 118 cases each, followed by SAS Nagar (83), Hoshiarpur (77), Pathankot (64), Jalandhar (54), Bathinda (38), Kapurthala (36) and Mansa (34).

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