Chandigarh, March 29
Coronavirus claimed 59 extra lives in Punjab on Monday as 2,914 contemporary infections took the state’s case depend to 2,34,602, in accordance with a medical bulletin.
Up to now, the virus has killed 6,749 folks within the state since its outbreak final yr.
On Monday, the utmost 13 deaths have been reported from Jalandhar, adopted by 11 in Ludhiana and 10 in Hoshiarpur.
Jalandhar additionally reported the utmost 360 circumstances adopted Amritsar (357), Ludhiana (343), Patiala (290) and Mohali (286), in accordance with the bulletin.
The variety of lively circumstances elevated from 23,917 on Sunday to 24,143 on Monday.
As many as 2,583 coronavirus sufferers have been discharged after recovering from the an infection, taking the variety of cured individuals to 2,03,710, the bulletin stated.
There are 37 sufferers on ventilator whereas 341 are on oxygen assist, the bulletin stated.
A complete of 58,70,655 samples have been collected for testing up to now within the state, it stated.
In the meantime, Punjab Well being Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu stated it’s obligatory for all labs and hospitals to right away inform the Civil Surgeon’s workplace concerning the detection of any virus-affected individual for strengthening the containment measures.
Sidhu stated it’s of utmost significance that each case of COVID-19 is remoted, supplied applicable remedy and their contacts to be traced on the earliest to interrupt the chain of transmission.
Help and cooperation of the non-public sector can also be very important on this regard, he stated in an announcement right here. PTI