COVID-19 pandemic

Four more succumb to Covid in Punjab

Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar among worst-hit districts

Four more succumb to Covid in Punjab

Officials distribute masks in Sangrur on Wednesday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 8

With 158 fresh cases, including four deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the state count of confirmed Covid-19 cases has reached 6,907.

One death each was reported from Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Ludhiana and Jalandhar.

With these deaths, the number of casualties due to Covid-19 has reached 179. Besides, 57 patients are on oxygen support and six are on ventilator.

A 60-year old resident of Amritsar’s Ramdas colony lost his life to Covid-19 on Wednesday.

The deceased was suffering from diabetes and hypertension. With the one death reported in Amritsar today, the Covid-19 toll in the district has increased to 49.

The district has also reported 11 new cases with which the total count of positive cases here has reached 987.

Illustration by Sandeep Joshi

As per the state media bulletin, districts which are badly affected by the virus in the last 24 hours include Jalandhar (72), Faridkot (17), Ludhiana (12), Amritsar (11) and Gurdaspur and Ferozepur with nine cases each.

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