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2,587 new Covid cases in Punjab, highest in last 6 months

Chandigarh, March 20

Punjab recorded over 2,500 extra coronavirus instances on Saturday, the best single-day spike up to now six months, whereas 38 extra folks died from the pathogen, the Well being Division stated.

The lively COVID-19 instances rose to 16,988 and 1,011 extra sufferers have been recuperated, taking the variety of recoveries to 1,87,198, in accordance with a bulletin.

The two,587 new infections took the tally to 2,10,466, whereas the toll rose to six,280 with 38 extra deaths. There are 25 important sufferers who’re on ventilator help and 287 on oxygen help, the bulletin stated.

Mohali reported a most of 385 instances, adopted by 380 in Jalandhar, 329 in Ludhiana, 256 in Patiala, 238 in Hoshiarpur, 195 in Amritsar and 182 in Kapurthala. A complete of 55.66 lakh samples have been collected for testing up to now within the state, it added.

On September 19, the state had reported 2,696 new infections. It recorded the best single-day spike of two,896 instances on September 17.

In the meantime, Chandigarh reported 203 extra instances, taking the tally to 24,220. The loss of life of a 45-year-old girl took the toll to 361, in accordance with a bulletin.

The variety of lively instances rose to 1,717, whereas 82 extra sufferers recuperated, taking the variety of recoveries to 22,142, the bulletin stated.

A complete of two,89,955 samples have been taken for testing up to now, it added.  PTI

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