Punjab Covid count crosses 50K - ECAS Punjab

Punjab Covid count crosses 50K

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29

There seems to be no respite from the onslaught of Covid-19 in the state as 1,474 cases and 41 deaths were reported today. With these fresh cases, the state count has reached 50,848 and deaths 1,348. At present, there are 15,409 active cases and 34,091 persons have recovered from the disease so far.

Among the worst-affected districts, Ludhiana topped the chart with 272 cases, followed by SAS Nagar (137), Ferozepur (119), Amritsar (114), Pathankot (81), Jalandhar (69), and Hoshiarpur (67).

Apart from this, 475 patients are on oxygen support and 69 are on ventilator support. As far as deaths are concerned, Ludhiana topped the chart with 17 deaths followed by Patiala with 10 deaths, Jalandhar three, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur and Moga two each, Faridkot, Fazilka and SAS Nagar one each.

Muktsar villagers oppose tests

Meanwhile, a large number of residents of Bhuttiwala village in Muktsar today opposed the Health Department's team which had come to collect the samples for Covid-19 testing. The villagers, including some panchayat members and farmer leaders, passed a resolution that the team could not take the sample of those asymptomatic or unwilling.

They even raised doubts over the authenticity of the testing. Lakhwinder Singh, a panchayat member, said, "We are against the testing of asymptomatic and unwilling people. However, we will not stop anyone willing to undergo a test. A number of residents of Bhuttiwala, Haraj, Sarainaga and Warring villages had gathered today in opposition."



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