Punjab records over 1,000 fresh cases, 32 COVID-19 deaths

1,055 COVID-19 patients discharged after recovering from the infection

Punjab records over 1,000 fresh cases, 32 COVID-19 deaths

Chandigarh, August 11

Punjab on Tuesday reported a record 32 fatalities due to COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 636, while 1,002 fresh cases took the state’s infection tally to 25,889.

As many as 11 fatalities were reported in Ludhiana, four in Sangrur, three each in Amritsar, Patiala, Jalandhar and Mohali, and one each in Gurdaspur, Bathinda, Kapurthala, Muktsar and Tarn Taran, according to a medical bulletin.

Among districts which reported new cases are Ludhiana (252), Patiala (118), Amritsar (118), Mohali (83), Hoshiarpur (77), Pathankot (64), Jalandhar (54) and Bathinda (38).

A total of 1,055 COVID-19 patients were discharged after recovering from the infection. So far, 16,790 people have been cured of the infection.

There are 8,463 active COVID-19 cases in the state, the bulletin said.

As many as 21 patients are critical and on a ventilator, while 139 are on oxygen support, the bulletin said.

The state has till now tested 6,97,327 samples for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said the Punjabi attitude of ‘koi gal nahin’ was causing people to delay their COVID-19 testing until it became inevitable, warning them it could prove detrimental in some cases. PTI

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