Virus claims 34 more lives in Punjab - ECAS Punjab

Virus claims 34 more lives in Punjab

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 21

Punjab today reported 1,513 new Covid cases and 34 more casualties. Those who tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours included Kapurthala SSP Jaspreet Sidhu as well.

Ludhiana, Patiala, Jalandhar, Mohali and Sangrur continued to report the maximum number of cases, with Ludhiana and Patiala reporting over 200 cases each. Jalandhar reported 169 new cases, Mohali 143 and Sangrur 102. Ludhiana witnessed eight deaths, while Patiala and Jalandhar reported five deaths each.

PCS officers to donate plasma

  • The Punjab Civil Services (PCS) Officers' Association has passed a resolution that PCS officers who have recovered from Covid will donate plasma to help save critical patients
  • In a letter to Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan, the association has named the officers who had recovered from the infection and were willing to donate plasma
  • Responding to the association's call, SAS Nagar SDM Jagdeep Sehgal, who defeated Covid successfully, on Thursday donated plasma to Kharar DSP Pal Singh, who is fighting the infection

The number of Covid-positive cases in the state reached 39,327 today, witnessing a jump of 10,000 in a week. The death count also went up by 260 in a week, with 991 deaths reported till date (34 reported in the past 24 hours). The number of patients who have recovered from the infection stood at 23,893, with 5,565 recovering in the past one week.

As against the state media bulletin reporting 242 cases, the office of the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, said 462 fresh Covid cases were reported in the district today. Patiala district reported 201 cases, thereby taking the district tally to 4,531. Jalandhar reported 178 new cases, with the district tally reaching 5,072.



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