Chandigarh, July 6
As many as 208 positive cases were reported across the state today, besides five deaths (three in Ludhiana alone) during the past 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases has risen to 6,491.
With large outbreak areas in Jalandhar, Malerkotla (Sangrur district) and Ludhiana, the government has set up containment zones here, besides Gurdaspur and Mohali. Of the seven zones earmarked today, three are in Ludhiana. Of the total 6,491 positive cases reported till date, 1,828 are active cases.
In Ludhiana, all three Covid fatalities were reported in patients having co-morbid conditions. A total of 25 persons tested positive today.
In Sangrur, 28 of total 40 new cases in the district have come from Malerkotla. A 65-year-old man from Malerkotla, having co-morbid conditions, died today. Eight positive cases were reported from Sunam, four each from Moonak and Longowal, three from Sangrur and two from Dhuri.
Jalandhar saw the maximum number of positive cases at 84. In Amritsar, a 42-year-old man died today. Eleven positive cases were reported in the district today. — TNS
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