Covid-19: Record 182 fatalities, 8K cases in 24 hours in Punjab

Covid-19: Record 182 fatalities, 8K cases in 24 hours in Punjab

In yet another bad day in terms of caseload and casualties due to the second wave of Covid sweeping the state, 8,015 fresh cases and 182 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours in Punjab. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh/Ludhiana, May 5

In yet another bad day in terms of caseload and casualties due to the second wave of Covid sweeping the state, 8,015 fresh cases and 182 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours in Punjab. Apart from that, 240 persons are critical.

This is the highest-ever deaths and cases reported in a single day in the state. With the fresh cases, the number of active cases in the state has crossed 60,000. The total number of cases in the state has crossed four-lakh mark. So far, 4.07 lakh cases and 9,825 deaths have been reported.

In the district-wise break-up of deaths, Bathinda topped the list with 21 deaths followed by Patiala, Sangrur and Ludhiana with 19 deaths each, Amritsar 18, SAS Nagar 17, Fazilka 10, Jalandhar and Muktsar nine

each, Hoshiarpur seven, Pathankot six, Kapurthala, Barnala, Faridkot and Gurdaspur four each, SBS Nagar and Mansa three each, Ferozpur and Fatehgarh Sahib two each, and Moga and Tarn Taran one each.

Meanwhile, two officials — Udeydeep Singh Sidhu, Director, Lotteries, and HS Negi, State Tax Officer (Audit Wing), nominated as nodal officers, have been sent to Bokaro (Jharkhand) for smooth procurement of medical oxygen. The officials will be stationed at Bokaro till further orders.

Top Stories

India, China hold 12th round of military talks; focus on disengagement in Gogra, Hot Springs

India, China hold 12th round of military talks; focus on disengagement in Gogra, Hot Springs

The Corps Commander-level talks are taking place at the Mold...

Mizoram Police book Assam chief minister, 4 senior cops in border row

Mizoram Police book Assam chief minister, 4 senior cops in border row

They have been booked under various charges, including attem...

Punjab schools to open for all classes from August 2

Punjab schools to open for all classes from August 2

There are 544 active cases in the state

Muktsar girl Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies for women's discus throw finals at Tokyo Olympics

Muktsar girl Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies for women's discus throw finals at Tokyo Olympics

Discus thrower Seema Punia fails to advance to the final

Cities

View All