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Jalandhar records 10th coronavirus death

86-year-old man dies on his way to IMA facility

Jalandhar records 10th coronavirus death

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Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, June 10

Jalandhar recorded its 10 death from coronavirus on Wednesday, officials said---a development that comes at a time when the district continues to report COVID-19 cases.

The latest fatality was an 86-year-old man who had tested positive for COVID-19. Doctors said he had pre-existing health conditions. He was being treated at a private hospital where he tested positive. He died on his way to IMA facility in Shahkot, doctors said.

(READ: Punjab reports 86 new COVID-19 cases)     

Dr. TP Singh, the nodal officer for COVID-19 in Jalandhar, said: “So far no previous contact of the deceased has been established, but district authorities are tracking down and testing the rest of the family. He was 86 years of age and also had co-morbidities. He died on his way to the IMA facility and authorities there declared him brought dead.”

Jalandhar had previously reported a COVID-19 fatality on June 3.

Meanwhile, Jalandhar reported one positive case on Wednesday, Punjab health department's COVID tally said. The bulletin categorised this as a new case.

District authorities put the number of coronavirus cases in Jalandhar at 317, but Punjab's COVID tally put the number at 312 on Wednesday.

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