617 fresh Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths in past 24 hours in Punjab - ECAS Punjab

617 fresh Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths in past 24 hours in Punjab

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 22

It will be healthcare workers who will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in the beginning in Punjab. The government has started a process to prepare a database of such workers.

In a communication, the Health Department has asked all districts to prepare a list of healthcare workers who are to be vaccinated.

It said the lists of all doctors, nurses, workers in government, private hospitals and nursing homes should be sent to state headquarters by Thursday evening.

The complete record has to be sent to the Centre, so that the vaccination programme can be started on time.

Meanwhile, the state reported 617 fresh Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths in the past 24 hours.

As per a government bulletin, the number of cases has reached 1,29,693 and deaths 4,072. In the district-wise breakup of the cases, Hoshiarpur topped the chart with 94 cases, followed by Jalandhar (82), SAS Nagar (57), Bathinda (55), Amritsar (47) and Ludhiana (43).

The number of active cases has declined to 4,446.

At present, 103 patients are on oxygen support and 47 on ventilator support.

As far as deaths are concerned, the state reported 12 fatalities in the past 24 hours. Among the districts, Hoshiarpur reported three deaths, followed by SAS Nagar, Ropar and Ferozepur (2 each), Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Jalandhar (1 each).

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