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After weeks of decline, spike in cases, deaths in Punjab

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 5

After continuous decline in number of Covid cases and deaths for almost two weeks, the state is witnessing a spike in cases as well as deaths. On Thursday, the state reported 541 cases and 22 deaths in the last 24 hours. Till last week, the number of cases had come down to 300 and deaths to a single digit.

IAS officer tests positive

  • Chandigarh: A principal secretary with the state government, who attended an event to mark Maharishi Valmiki's birthday on Saturday, has been tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Since Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh was also part of the function, he cancelled his address to the people of the state slated for 7 pm on Thursday. TNS

541 cases, 22 deaths in 24 hours

  • On Thursday, the state reported 541 cases and 22 deaths. Until last week, the number of cases was 300 and deaths had come down to a single digit.
  • The number of active cases also witnessed an increase and reached 4,621. As many as 125 patients are on oxygen support.

As per the media bulletin released on Thursday, with fresh cases the total number of cases has reached 1,35,834 and number of deaths reached 4,281.

In district-wise breakup of cases, Jalandhar topped the chart with 73 cases, followed by Ludhiana (69), SAS Nagar (65), Bathinda (44) and Patiala (39).

The number of active cases also witnessed an increase and has reached 4,621. Similarly, the number of critical cases has also increased as at present 125 patients are on oxygen support and 12 are critical and on ventilator support. As far as deaths are concerned, the state reported 22 deaths in the last 24 hours. In district-wise breakup, SAS Nagar topped the chart with six deaths, followed by Faridkot and Jalandhar (four each), Ludhiana (two) and Ropar, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Amritsar (one each).



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