Mohali worst-hit district in 2nd spike

2,997 cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours

Mohali worst-hit district in 2nd spike

Chandigarh, April 7

In the ongoing second Covid-19 wave, Mohali district seems to be the worst affected as in the last one month the district has reported around 8,500 cases.

Between March 6 and April 6, the state reported 69,709 cases and 1,306 deaths, with around 12 per cent cases and 6 per cent deaths from Mohali district only.

Mohali is followed by Jalandhar, which reported 7,685 cases and 235 deaths, and Amritsar (6,605 cases and 122 deaths). Hoshiarpur reported 6,446 cases and 212 deaths. Doaba, though relatively a small region, has witnessed worst spike as it has maximum concentration of NRI population.

Besides, Ludhiana, the largest district in the state, has reported 5,950 cases and 146 deaths in the same period. On Wednesday, the state reported 2,997 cases and 63 deaths.

In district-wise break-up of deaths, SAS Nagar topped the chart with nine deaths, followed by Amritsar and Hoshiarpur seven each; Patiala and Ropar six each; Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Ludhiana four each; Gurdaspur three; Moga, Pathankot, Sangrur and Bathinda two each; and Fazilka, Faridkot, Ferozpur, SBS Nagar and Tarn Taran reported one death each. — TNS

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