Punjab adds 8 deaths, 231 new cases to coronavirus tally

Infection count now past 7,500, with nearly 20 deaths

Punjab adds 8 deaths, 231 new cases to coronavirus tally

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 11

Punjab reported eight coronavirus deaths and 231 new cases, a development that takes the state’s count to 7,587 with 195 deaths.

Patiala and Jalandhar both reported two deaths each, the Punjab’s COVID bulletin said. Pathankot, Ludhiana, Bathinda and Sangrur made up the rest of Saturday’s death count.

 Jalandhar’s COVID-19 cases, as well as its deaths, continue to rise alarmingly: the district reported 77 new coronavirus cases on Saturday---the highest of any district in Punjab.

Patiala also reported a significant number of coronavirus cases---at 55, it had the second highest number of the day.

The two districts accounted for 57 per cent of the day’s COVID-19 cases.

Besides, Ludhiana (29), Amritsar (19), SAS Nagar (12), Sangrur (7), Ferozepur (8), Gudaspur (2), Hoshiarpur (1), SBS Nagar (1), Faridkot (3), , Fatehgarh Sahib (2), Moga (5), Bathinda (1), Fazilka (2), and Barnala (2) all reported new coronavirus cases.

Besides these, six people with source of infection outside Punjab also tested positive in the state, but these have not been added to the final tally.

District-wise breakup of COVID-19 cases now stands thus: Ludhiana (1316), Jalandhar (1187), Amritsar (1040),  Sangrur (629), Patiala (563), SAS Nagar (368), Gurdaspur (287), Pathankot (244), Tarn Taran (216), Hoshiarpur (194), SBS Nagar (190), Ferozepur (155), Fatehgarh Sahib (144),  Muktsar (144), Moga (143), Faridkot (152), Barnala (74), Mansa (57), Bathinda (129), Kapurthala (126)Ropar (124), and Fazilka (105).

Authorities have declared Habibganj Sehnsi Mohalla and Ashok Nagar in Ludhiana, Bhargo Camp, Fatehpuri and Makhdoompura in Jalandhar, Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, Fedral Behra in SAS Nagar’s Dera Bassi and Jain Street in SBS Nagar’s Rahon as containment zones, the medical bulletin showed.

Death toll stands thus: Ludhiana (31), Jalandhar (25), Amritsar (51),  Sangrur (18), Patiala (12), Gurdaspur (8), SAS Nagar (7), Hoshiarpur (7), Pathankot (7), Tarn Taran (5), Kapurthala (6), Bathinda (4), Moga (4), Ferozepur (3), Fatehgarh Sahib (2),  Muktsar (1), Barnala (2), SBS Nagar (1),and Ropar (1).

Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar account for 46 per cent of the state’s coronavirus cases and 54 per cent of its deaths.

Ludhiana and Amritsar each have one patient on ventilator support, the bulletin shows. One patient is currently in the Intensive Care Unit.

The state has 2,352 active COVID-19 cases currently.

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