Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 23
Punjab reported 16 new cases reported on Saturday, taking the state's tally to 2,045.
Amritsar (4), Jalandhar (3), Patiala (3), Ludhiana (1), Bathinda (1), Kapurthala (1), Pathankot (1), Gurdaspur (1) and Muktsar (1) reported new cases, Punjab's daily COVID bulletin showed.
A person with no travel history nor known source of infection tested positive in Ludhiana---taking the district's confirmed cases to 173, the bulletin showed.
Also in Ludhiana, six people from the Railway Protection Force (RPF) tested positive, but the bulletin said these belonged to other states and have not been counted in the state's tally. Earlier, 34 men of RPF were found coronavirus positive in Ludhiana.
Patiala and Jalandhar both reported health workers as having tested positive.
Of Jalandhar's three new cases, two were healthcare workers. The last one is a migrant. In Patiala, one healthcare worker and two people who had what the bulletin categorised as "interstate travel history".
In Bathinda, one person who recently came back from abroad tested positive.
Of Amritsar's four new cases, three were contacts of already diagnosed cases and one was a patient categorised as having influenza-like illness with travel history to Surat in Gujarat.
Both Pathankot and Gurdaspur reported cases where patients recently came back from Mumbai.
Kapurthala and Mukstar reported new cases.
The bulletin also shows that 91 per cent of Punjab's 2,045 cases have already recovered. The state has only 136 active cases.
Punjab's death toll currently stands at 39. The state is awaiting results in 3,623 cases.
Amritsar 312 5
Jalandhar 213 5
Ludhiana 179 7
Tarn Taran 155
Gurdaspur 129 3
SBS Nagar 105 1
SAS Nagar 102 3
Patiala 107 2
Hoshiarpur 102 5
Ropar 60 1
Fatehgarh Sahib 57
Ferozepur 44 1
Kapurthala 34 3
Pathankot 31 2
Barnala 22 1
Total 2,043 39
Date-wise cases reported in past one week
May 16 14
May 17 18
May 18 16
May 19 22
May 20 3
May 21 23
May 22 1
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