Punjab reports 217 new coronavirus cases, four deaths

Death toll stands at 187 from over 700 infections

Punjab reports 217 new coronavirus cases, four deaths

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 10

Punjab’s coronavirus continue to rise alarmingly, reporting 217 new coronavirus cases and four deaths reported in the past 24 hours---a development that takes the state’s COVID-19 cases to 7357 with 187 deaths

Jalandhar continues to report account for a substantial number of reported cases---the state’s COVID bulletin said district reported 61 new cases, the highest of any district in the state.

Jalandhar also reported one new death, along with SAS Nagar, Amritsar and Fatehgarh Sahib.

Twenty of Punjab’s 22 districts reported new cases.

Ludhiana (41), Patiala (22), SAS Nagar (22), Amritsar (16), Sangrur (13), Gurdaspur (8), Bathinda (5), SBS Nagar (5). Tarn Taran (3), Ferozepur (4), Pathankot (4), Ropar (3), Hoshiarpur (3) Fategarh Sahib (2), Moga (1),  Muktsar (1), Barnala (1), Fazilka (1), and Faridkot (1) all reported new cases, the state’s COVID-bulletin showed.

Forty-three of Jalandhar’s 61 new cases were contacts of older cases.  Eighteen were classified as new cases.   

In Ludhiana, 14 were contacts of positive cases, eight were classified as ILI (influenza-like illness), four were new ANC cases,  two were OPD cases, one was a pre-operative patient, three were healthcare workers, one was a policeman and three were classified as new cases.

There were also five patients with travel history, one of whom had travelled back to India from abroad.

Of SAS Nagar’s 22 new COVID-19 cases, 11 were contacts of positive cases, seven were classified as new cases, three was ILI and one was a domestic traveller.

Fifteen of Patiala’s 22 were new cases and seven were contacts of diagnosed cases.

The district wise break  up of districts stands thus: Ludhiana (1287), Jalandhar (1110), Amritsar (1021,  Sangrur (622), Patiala (508), SAS Nagar (356), Gurdaspur (286), Pathankot (244), Tarn Taran (216), Hoshiarpur (193), SBS Nagar (184), Faridkot (149), Muktsar  (144), Fatehgarh Sahib (142), Moga (138), Bathinda (128), Kapurthala (126), Ropar (124), Fazilka (103), Ferozepur (147), Barnala (72), and Mansa (57).

Punjab has 2,153 active cases, the bulletin says.

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