Punjab reports 38 new COVID-19 cases, tally now over 2,300

State revises down death toll to 44

Punjab reports 38 new COVID-19 cases, tally now over 2,300

Healthcare workers take swab samples of a man for testing in Patiala on May 31, 2020. Tribune file photo

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 1

Punjab reported 38 new cases of coronavirus within a span of 24 hours, taking the state’s COVID-19 infection tally to 2,301.

Punjab also revised its COVID-19 death toll down to 44, removing one duplicate death, the state’s evening COVID-19 bulletin showed.

Amritsar (9), Hoshiarpur (8), Fatehgarh Sahib (5), Ludhiana (4), Patiala (4), SAS Nagar (2), Bathinda (2), SBS Nagar(1), Pathankot (1), Gurdaspur (1) and Jalandhar (1) all reported new COVID-19 cases, the state’s bulletin showed.


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Six of Amritsar’s nine coronavirus cases were contacts of previously diagnosed cases, two were cases categorised as ILI (influenza-like illness) and one was from the flu corner.

All eight of Hoshiarpur’s coronavirus cases were contacts of previously diagnosed cases.

Fatehgarh Sahib’s five COVID-19 new cases had travel histories, as did the cases from Bathinda, SBS Nagar and Gurdaspur.

Of Ludhiana’s four COVID-19 new cases, three were contacts of already diagnosed cases, and one had a travel history.

Of Patiala’s four coronavirus new cases, two were people who recently returned from abroad, one had a travel history and the last was an ASHA worker who got the infection locally.

Both of SAS Nagar’s COVID-19 cases were contacts of already diagnosed cases, as was Jalandhar’s single reported case.

The district-wise breakup for COVID-19 in Punjab stands as follows: Amritsar (386), Jalandhar (246), Ludhiana (197), Tarn Taran (157), Gurdaspur (138), Hoshiarpur (128), Patiala (122), SAS Nagar (113), SBS Nagar (103), Sangrur (96), Ropar (70), Muktsar (66), Fatehgarh Sahib (63), Faridkot (62), Moga (62), Pathankot (61), Ferozepur (46), Bathinda (49),  Kapurthala (36), Mansa (32), and Barnala (24).

Breakup of Punjab's coronavirus death count is: Ludhiana (9), Amritsar (7), Jalandhar (7), Hoshiarpur (5), Gurdaspur (3), SAS Nagar (3), Kapurthala (3), Patiala (2), Pathankot (2), SBS Nagar (1), Ferozepur (1), Ropar (1), and Barnala (1).

Nine of Punjab’s 22 districts--- Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Patiala, SAS Nagar and SBS Nagar---account for 69 per cent of state’s COVID-19 infections.

Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jalandhar together account for 31 per cent of the state’s coronavirus death toll.

Punjab currently has 257 active cases, with 2,000 people already having recovered.

The bulletin shows two people are critical and on ventilator support, and three people are on oxygen support.  

Both Sangrur and Jalandhar reported more infections later in the evening.

Three people tested positive in Sangrur on Monday evening, officials said. District health authorities sent them to COVID care centres. 

In Jalandhar, three Non-Resident Indians who recently returned from Kuwait tested positive.   

These cases have yet to be added to the official state tally. 

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