Surge continues, Ludhiana worst hit - ECAS Punjab

Surge continues, Ludhiana worst hit

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 19

In the continuous surge in Covid cases, Punjab reported 1,693 cases, including 24 deaths, on Wednesday.

The districts which reported new cases included Ludhiana (462), Jalandhar (208), Patiala (117), Mohali (114), Ferozepur (111), Amritsar (86), Sangrur (68), Moga (64), Bathinda (62) and Fatehgarh Sahib (59) among others.

A total of 941 Covid patients were discharged after recovering from infection on Monday. So far 22,703 people have been cured of the infection.

There are 12,460 active Covid-19 cases in the state as of now, according to the Health Department. Thirty-six patients are critical and on ventilator support, while 362 are on oxygen support.

A total of 8,19,657 samples have been taken for testing so far in the state, it said.

As far as the deaths are concerned, eight persons succumbed to the virus in Ludhiana, followed by six deaths in Patiala. Jalandhar reported three and one death each was reported in Amritsar, Barnala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Kapurthala, Mansa and Pathankot.

In Ropar, a total of 112 cases have been reported in the past four days, a majority from Ropar town where three areas have been declared micro containment zones.

The labour room of the local Civil Hospital has also been sealed after a nurse working there tested positive yesterday. The driving test centre has also been lying closed since Monday after a clerk was found infected. Ropar Civil Surgeon HN Sharma said of 29,295 tests, reports of 802 patients were yet to be received, while a total of 583 people had been tested positive. The district has so far reported 10 casualties.



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