792 fresh infections, 16 more die of Covid in Punjab

792 fresh infections, 16 more die of Covid in Punjab

Heatlh team collect the swab sample of people from Covid-19 suspect patient at a at CHC Mukandpur in Nawanshahr. Tribune Photo: Malkiat Singh.

Chandigarh, November 19

The state reported 792 cases and 16 deaths on Thursday.

As per the media bulletin released on Thursday, the total number of cases has reached 1,44,177 and the number of deaths stood at 4,556.

In the district-wise breakup of cases, SAS Nagar topped the chart with 135 cases, followed by Jalandhar (122), Ludhiana (108), Patiala (71) and Amritsar (66). The number of active cases also increased and reached 6,194.

At present, 139 patients are on oxygen support and 13 are critical on ventilator support.

The state reported 16 deaths in the last 24 hours. Jalandhar reported five deaths, followed by Patiala with four deaths, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur with two deaths each, and Sangrur, Pathankot and Bathinda with one death each. — TNS

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