549 fresh cases, 31 succumb in Punjab

549 fresh cases, 31 succumb in Punjab

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 14

The state reported 549 fresh cases of Covid and 31 deaths today, taking the tally to 1,25,760 and toll to 3,925. Bathinda topped the chart with 68 cases, followed by Ludhiana (64), Patiala (51), Hoshiarpur (47) and Jalandhar (37).

The number of active cases has declined to 7,760. At least 1.14 lakh people have recovered from the disease.

Currently, 176 patients are on oxygen support while 32 are on ventilator support. Nine deaths were reported in SAS Nagar, five in Jalandhar, Patiala and Ludhiana reported three deaths each, Ferozepur, Muktsar and Pathankot two deaths each and Sangrur, Amritsar, Barnala, Hoshiarpur and Faridkot reported one death each.

Sampling at grain markets

Moga: The state Health and Family Welfare Department has set up Covid-sampling corners in eight grain markets of Moga district.

District Magistrate Sandeep Hans said that officials had been directed to take samples of farmers, commission agents, drivers and labourers.

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