Fresh infections drop below 500

Fresh infections drop below 500

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 17

After a gap of over two-and-a-half months, the number of fresh infections has come down to less than 500. The state has recorded 427 cases and 19 deaths in the past 24 hours.

As per the government bulletin, the tally has climbed to 1,27,154 and the toll has reached 3,999.

In the district-wise breakup of cases, Jalandhar topped the list with 73 cases, followed by Ludhiana (54), SAS Nagar (48), Amritsar (36), Patiala (28) and Bathinda (27).

The number of active cases has further declined to 7,090, while the number of recoveries stands at over 1.16 lakh.

At present, 140 patients are on oxygen support and 22 on ventilator support.

Of the deaths reported, Amritsar and Pathankot topped the list with three deaths each, followed by Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur and SAS Nagar (two each), and Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mansa, Ropar, Sangrur, Tarn Taran and Fatehgarh Sahib (one each).

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