39 fresh cases, 1,949 recover in Punjab

39 fresh cases, 1,949 recover in Punjab

An official takes the swab sample of a boy at a quarantine centre in Patiala on Friday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 29

With 39 fresh cases being reported today, the state count of Covid-19 cases has reached 2,197.

As per the government bulletin, 12 cases were reported from Amritsar, eight from Jalandhar, five from Pathankot, four from Ludhiana, three each from SAS Nagar and Gurdaspur, two from Moga and one each from Patiala and Ropar. Of the 12 cases reported in Amritsar in the past 24 hours, 10 were from rural areas. Five cases were reported from Manawala and five from Baba Bakala. In addition, two cases were from the city.

With the new cases, the total count in the district has reached 366.

In Jalandhar, eight new cases were reported today. The new cases include two from an apartment building at Focal Point, a 35-year-old woman from New Model House (contact of a previous patient), a 31-year-old from New Jawahar Nagar, a 40-year-old man from Industrial Area, a 40-year-old woman from the Bhargo Camp locality and a 65-year-old from New Aman Nagar.

Of the 30 active cases in the district, 11 are from the Shahkot IMA centre alone.

In Ludhiana, four new cases were reported, including that of a 57-year-old man who had visited a private hospital for treatment. Apart from this, a 27-year-old man from Samrala who travelled to Delhi on May 20 also tested positive today.

Illustration:
Sandeep
Joshi

Meanwhile, a 33-year-old NRI woman whose sample was taken at the PGI has tested positive. She had returned from Mumbai after staying there for two months. She is admitted to MCH, Vardhman.

Meanwhile, Muktsar district today became Covid-free as the lone patient admitted to a hospital at Thehri village was discharged. Dr HN Singh, Chief Medical Officer, Muktsar, said, “All 67 patients in the district have been cured and discharged. The last remaining patient was discharged today. Now, the results of 226 samples are awaited.”

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