Punjab records 792 coronavirus cases, 18 deaths; tally stands at 17,853

The number of active cases in the state has climbed to 5,964

Punjab records 792 coronavirus cases, 18 deaths; tally stands at 17,853

Staff of Health Department collect swab sample for COVID-19 at a health centre at CHC Mukandpur, Nawanshahr, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Malkiat Singh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2

Punjab on Sunday reported 792 COVID-19 cases, taking the state tally to 17,853.

Meanwhile, 18 deaths were also recorded in the past 24 hours. The death toll in the state now stands at 423.

As many as 391 patients were also discharged today. The discharged cases include 223 from Patiala, followed by Hoshiarpur (41), Jalandhar (32), Sangrur (28), Amritsar (23), 11 each from Kapurthala and Mansa, Fazilka (8) and Pathankot (5).

The 18 deaths were reported from Ludhiana (8), Patiala (4), Amritsar (3) and one each from Tarn Taran, Pathankot and SAS Nagar.

The number of active cases in the state has climbed to 5,964 while the number of discharged patients has risen to 11,466.

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