Punjab reports 14 new coronavirus cases; infection count now stands at 2,045

91% patients have recovered; 136 active cases ; 6 more RPF men test positive in Ludhiana

Punjab reports 14 new coronavirus cases; infection count now stands at 2,045

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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.

District-wise cases       

Cases                                                Deaths       

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

Sangrur                          88

Muktsar                       65

Faridkot                        61

Ropar                            60                         1

Moga                            59

Fatehgarh Sahib          57

Ferozepur                    44                         1      

Fazilka                     44 

Bathinda                    42

Kapurthala                   34                        3

Mansa                           32

 Pathankot                   31                         2

Barnala                         22                       1     

 Total                    2,043                           39

Date-wise cases reported in past one week

Date                        Cases

May 16                            14

May 17                            18

May 18                            16

May 19                             22

May 20                              3

May 21                            23

May 22                           1

Total                              97

 

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