Punjab reports 21 fresh cases; tally rises to 2,081

State has 128 active cases; Mohali reports case after two-week lull

Punjab reports 21 fresh cases; tally rises to 2,081

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 25

With 21 fresh cases reported on Monday, the total number of cases in the state has reached to 2081.

As per the media bulletin released on Monday, 10 cases were reported from Amritsar, followed by Jalandhar with six cases and one each in Tarn Taran, Kapurthala, SAS Nagar and Sangrur.

In Amritsar, with 10 new cases reported by the state media bulletin, the total count of COVID-19 patients has increased to 329.

These patients include an Afghanistan-returned man, Aligarh-returned woman, five contacts of the earlier positive cases, one person arrested by police in a criminal case (he was tested before being presented in court), a male resident of Batala Road and Palm Garden

Of the 10, the last three are cases with no travel history or contact with a positive case.

Apart from the media bulletin, the local administration has reported six more cases. These include four family members of an earlier positive case from Rani Ka Bagh area and two family members of the Palm Garden area patient.

As per the local administration, the total count has increased to 335.

In Patiala, a 20-year-old pregnant woman tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. The woman, who lives in Rajpura, has already been shifted to the isolation ward of the Government Rajindra Hospital.

Meantime, the Patiala Health Department informed that the woman had returned from New Delhi on May 19. During her regular check-up for pregnancy, she was screened for COVID-19.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said the Rapid Response Teams had been already pressed into the job to trace all possible contacts of the positive lady.

As per the state Health Department, samples of 66,142 suspected cases have been sent for testing so far. Of them, as many as 60,114 samples were found negative while reports of 3,968 were still awaited.

In the state, a total of 1,913 patients have been discharged so far after the treatment. Now, only 128 active cases are left.

Total tested samples stands at 67,213; reported negative are 62,686; reports awaited 2,446; positive cases 2,081; cured 1,813, and 40 deaths reported in the state to date.

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