COVID-19: 15 more deaths, 1,074 new cases in Punjab

Active cases in the state rise to 6,264; recoveries up to 1,73,230

COVID-19: 15 more deaths, 1,074 new cases in Punjab

A man receives a Covid-19 jab at Civil Hospital in Jalandhar on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Malkiat Singh

Chandigarh, March 4

Punjab on Thursday reported over 1,000 new coronavirus cases and 15 more fatalities, according to a medical bulletin.

With 1,074 fresh cases, the infection tally climbed to 1,85,381, while the 15 deaths pushed the toll to 5,887 in the state.

Punjab has been seeing a rise in number of fresh COVID-19 cases for nearly four weeks.

The number of active cases also increased from 5,593 on Wednesday to 6,264, according to health bulletin data.

Among the new cases, Jalandhar reported the highest of 242 cases, SBS Nagar 147, Hoshiarpur 115, Mohali 111 and Ludhiana 106.

A total of 385 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering from the infection, taking the number of cured persons to 1,73,230.

There are 14 critical patients who are on ventilator support while 94 are on oxygen support, it said.

A total of 50,97,802 samples have been collected for testing so far in the state.  PTI

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