Five more test positive for coronavirus in Punjab; state tally 46

3 cases from Mohali, one each from Ludhiana and Amritsar

Five more test positive for coronavirus in Punjab; state tally 46

Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 1

With five more coronavirus positive cases reported on Wednesday, the total in Punjab has now jumped to 46. Four deaths have been reported from the state.

A case each was reported from Ludhiana and Amritsar.

Of the new cases, three were reported from Mohali. With this the total number of positive cases in the district has gone up to 11.

According to information, two of these new cases are from Phase 9, who were in contact with the NRI couple of Chandigarh, while the third is from Jagatpura village.

The 45-year-old Jagatpura man was in contact with the 22-year-old man of Sector 30 in Chandigarh, who had returned from Dubai and tested positive on March 27.

Also read: First Covid-19 death in tricity

The woman (60) and her granddaughter (9) are mother and daughter respectively, of the NRI couple who had tested positive on March 30.

Confirming this, Civil Surgeon Dr Manjit Singh said all three positive cases were in contact with the Chandigarh cases.

Also read: Panchkula staff nurse tests positive, district count two

He said they had been admitted to the isolation ward at Gyan Sagar Hospital in Banur and are stable. He said they had also taken samples from the affected areas for testing.

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