Ludhiana reports 41 new coronavirus cases, Punjab records 101

Five new deaths take fatalities to 149; COVID-19 count stands at 5,668

Ludhiana reports 41 new coronavirus cases, Punjab records 101

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 1

Ludhiana district continued to report an alarming number of coronavirus infections, reporting 41 of Punjab’s 101 new cases on Wednesday, the state’s COVID bulletin showed.

Punjab reported five deaths in a span of 24 hours, the bulletin shows---one of them from Ludhiana. SAS Nagar, Gurdaspur, Amirtsar and Tarn Taran also reported one death each.

A 73-year-old man died in Amritsar on Wednesday, taking the district’s death toll to 43. District health authorities in Amritsar said six people were on oxygen support and one was on ventilator.= 

In Ludhiana, a 71-year-old woman from Basti Jodhewal died at CMCH. She was diabetic and had respiratory problems, officials said. 

The developments take Punjab’s death toll to 149 from 5,668 infections.

Amritsar (17), Jalandhar (9), Sangrur (2), SAS Naga (5), Hoshiarpur (5), Moga (5), Fazilka (4), Faridkot (3), Patiala (3), Gurdaspur (3), Pathankot (2), Tarn Taran (1), and Bathinda (1) reported new cases.

Of Ludhiana’s 41 new infections, three were domestic travellers. Nine were ILI (influenza-like illness), seven were contacts of diagnosed cases, one was a healthcare worker, three were pre-operative cases, one was categorised as ANC and one was an outpatient. Also among Ludhiana’s patients was a policeman---an additional SHO of Mullanpur Dakha police station.

The bulletin said that state health department was still compiling details of the rest of Ludhiana’s patients.

 Sangrur, a district that had been reporting an alarmingly high cases these past few days, showed some let up---the district reported only two cases on Wednesday, both categorised as new cases---that is, cases without no known contact history or no recent travel record.    

A doctor at a private hospital tested positive was among Jalandhar's nine new cases.

The district-wise breakup for COVID-19 in Punjab stands as follows: Amritsar (928), Ludhiana (880), Jalandhar (743), Sangrur (492), Patiala (332), SAS Nagar (271), Gurdaspur (224), Pathankot (221), Tarn Taran (196), Hoshiarpur (183), SBS Nagar (141), Muktsar (127), Fatehgarh Sahib (120), Ropar (108), Faridkot (108), Moga (107),  Ferozepur (96), Kapurthala (96), Bathinda (92), Fazilka (95), Barnala (59), and Mansa (48).

Death toll stands thus: Amritsar *(43), Ludhiana* (22), Jalandhar (21), Sangrur (13), Patiala (9), SAS Nagar* (4), Gurdaspur* (5), Pathankot (6), Hoshiarpur (6), Kapurthala (5), Tarn Taran* (4), Ferozepur (3), Bathinda (2), Moga (2), Barnala (2),  SBS Nagar (1), and Ropar (1), 

Punjab has been consistently reporting infections in triple digits since June 15.   The state has reported 44 per cent of its 5,668 cases since June 14.  


*Districts that have reported deaths today 

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