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COVID-19: 234 new cases, 5 deaths reported in last 24 hours in Punjab

Total cases climb to 7,140 while death toll reaches 183

COVID-19: 234 new cases, 5 deaths reported in last 24 hours in Punjab

Health team collects swab sample of people from COVID-19 suspect patient in Jalandhar. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 9

As many as 234 new cases of coronavirus and five deaths were reported in the past 24 hours in Punjab.

With this the total cases in Punjab reached 7,140 while the death toll has reached to 183.

Ludhiana reported the maximum 57 cases while Patiala reported 42 cases. Jalandhar reported 34 new cases, Sagrur 16, Amritsar 14, SAS Nagar 10, Tarn Taran and Ferozepur nine each, Fategarh Sahib eight, Gurdaspur seven, Kapurthala five, SBS Nagar four, Hoshiarpur, Moga and Ropar three each while Mansa, Pathankot and Faridkot two each and one case was reported from Bathinda.

The total number of active case in Punjab is 2,012 of which 51 persons are on oxygen support and 11 are critical on ventilator support.

Of the five new deaths, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Sangrur, Ludhiana and Kapurthala accounted for one death each.

As many as 117 persons were discharged today, including 60 in Amritsar.

The total samples tested so far are 3,69,425.

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