10 more Covid deaths in Punjab, 6,481 new cases

Of the fresh cases, Mohali reported 974 infections, followed by 906 in Patiala, 724 in Ludhiana, 654 in Jalandhar and 571 in Hoshiarpur

10 more Covid deaths in Punjab, 6,481 new cases

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Chandigarh, January 12

Ten more people died of Covid-19 in Punjab on Wednesday, while 6,481 fresh cases pushed the tally to 6,36,243, a medical bulletin stated.

Three deaths were reported from Patiala, two from Hoshiarpur and one each from Bathinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Jalandhar and Ludhiana. The toll size rose to 16,702.

The number of active cases jumped to 26,781 from 23,235 on Tuesday. The positivity rate was 18.77 per cent.

Of the fresh cases, Mohali reported 974 infections, followed by 906 in Patiala, 724 in Ludhiana, 654 in Jalandhar and 571 in Hoshiarpur.

A total 290 patients are on oxygen support while 12 critical patients are on ventilator support, as per the bulletin.

A total of 2,788 people recovered from the infection, taking the number of those who have recovered to 5,92,760, it said.

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