Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 8
With 998 fresh cases and 23 deaths being reported in the last 24 hours, the state seems to be getting no relief from Covid-19.
Ludhiana, with 12 deaths and 168 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, was the worst-affected district. Three deaths were reported from Patiala, two from Amritsar and one each from Barnala, Jalandhar, SAS Nagar, SBS Nagar, Ropar and Sangrur.
In Ludhiana, among the deceased were two TB patients. A 14-year-old boy from Bhamian lost his life at Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. A 24-year-old woman from Janta Nagar also lost her life. She was suffering from anaemia and hypertension. She also had a kidney problem. The patient was admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital. Others who died belonged to the age group between 50-60 years.
They were from Khanna, BRS Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Haibowal Kalan, Samrala and Rahon.
Patiala reported 139 cases, Jalandhar 120 cases, Amritsar 102 cases, SAS Nagar 91 cases, Bathinda 72 and Sangrur 32 cases.
Of the 168 cases in Ludhiana, 144 are contacts of Covid-positive persons. As many as 63 cases were reported from flu corners and 29 from OPDs. Eight of them were cops, five healthcare workers, four pregnant women, three domestic travellers and one undertrial. Sandeep Wadhera, ACP, Industrial Area B, also tested positive.
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