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.
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