Punjab reports 25 new cases, state tally now 2,106

Health workers among Jalandhar’s 10 new coronavirus cases

Punjab reports 25 new cases, state tally now 2,106

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Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 26

Punjab reported 25 new cases of coronavirus, taking the state's COVID-19 infection tally to 2,106.

Jalandhar (10), Pathankot (5), Hoshiarpur  (4), Amritsar (2), Ludhiana (2), Faridkot (1), and SBS Nagar (1) reported new cases, Punjab's COVID bulletin showed.

All 10 cases of Jalandhar's were contacts of already diagnosed cases.

Four of Tuesday's cases were people who worked in the civil hospital---two nurses and two Class 4 employees.  

Sources said the health workers who tested positive had been given duties in three wards at the hospital---the emergency and tuberculosis ward and flu corner--- causing health authorities to worry about the spread of the virus.

Sources said the health workers were symptomatic.

Cases in Pathankot and Hoshiarpur were also contacts of already diagnosed cases.

Cases reported from Amritsar, Faridkot and SBS Nagar were new cases. Amritsar's cases were self reported, the bulletin said.

Ludhiana's cases were people with a travel history to West Bengal. 

The state's COVID-19 break is as follows: Amritsar (331), Jalandhar (230), Ludhiana (175), Tarn Taran (154), Gurdaspur (132), Patiala (108), Hoshiarpur (110), SBS Nagar (106), SAS Nagar (103), Sangrur (89), Muktsar (66), Faridkot (62), Ropar (60), Moga (59), Fatehgarh Sahib (57), Ferozepur (46), Pathankot (44), Fazilka (42), Bathinda (42), Kapurthala (36), Mansa (32) and Barnala (22). 

Eight districts---Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur, Patiala, Hoshiarpur, SBS Nagar, SAS Nagar---that have over 100 cases account for 68 per cent of Punjab's cases. 

Over 91 per cent of Punjab's 2,106 cases cases have recovered. Punjab now has 148 active cases. 

The state's death toll stands at 40.

Amritsar (6), Jalandhar (5), Ludhiana   (7), Gurdaspur (3), Hoshiarpur (5), Kapurthala (3), Pathankot (2), Patiala (2), SBS Nagar (1) SAS Nagar (3), Ropar (1), Ferozepur  (1) and Barnala (1)  make up for Punjab’s death count.   

 

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