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Coronavirus: Punjab reports 39 new cases, state tally rises to 2,415

Amritsar reports 15 cases; Ludhiana six

Coronavirus: Punjab reports 39 new cases, state tally rises to 2,415

Ludhiana reported six new COVID-19 cases, taking the district's case tally to 209.

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 4

Punjab on Thursday reported 39 new coronavirus cases, taking the state's case tally to 2,415.

Amritsar reported 15 new cases, while Jalandhar and Pathankot reported four cases each.

Ludhiana reported six new COVID-19 cases, taking the district's case tally to 209. All six are contacts of positive cases, according to District Epidemiologist Dr Ramesh.

The District Epidemiologist said that out of a total of 22 samples sent to GMC Patiala, five have reported as COVID-positive, according to the results received on Thursday morning. These include one patient from Meharban village and four from Baupur village in Ludhiana. All the four cases from Baupur are contacts of a patient who came back from Manesar. The Baupur village cases include a 57-year-old woman, a 14-year-old boy, a five-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man. The Meharban case is the contact of a patient from Chhawani Mohalla in Ludhiana.

A two-year-old girl who tested COVID-positive on Thursday is the daughter of the doctor couple who was earlier found positive.

As many as 150 patients from Ludhiana district have been discharged from hospital after treatment so far.

Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Kumar Bagga said that as per the directions of the Punjab government, any person not wearing a mask would be fined Rs 500, if any bus owner, car owner or auto-rickshaw/two-wheeler owner does not follow social distancing rules, then they would be fined Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 respectively. Any person breaking home-quarantine would be fined Rs 2,000 and any person spitting in a public place would be fined Rs 500.

Bathinda reported three new COVID-19 cases, taking the district's case tally to 56. The three persons are from the same family and had returned from Sriganganagar in Rajasthan. They were tested on returning and their reports were received on Thursday morning. They were under home quarantine. At present, there are eight active cases in the district, while others have been discharged.

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