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Punjab reports 25 coronavirus deaths; biggest single-day spike in fatality

Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, July 29

Punjab recorded 25 deaths from coronavirus and 568 new infections inside 24 hours, the state’s COVID bulletin confirmed on Wednesday—a improvement that makes it the most important single-day spike but within the state’s fatalities.

Ten of Wednesday’s 25 deaths got here from Jalandhar—a district that continues to stay among the many hardest hit within the state. Ludhiana—the district with essentially the most coronavirus circumstances within the state—reported 9 circumstances. Amritsar (3), Gurdaspur (2) and Patiala (1) made up the remainder of Punjab’s dying rely.

Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala additionally continued to report alarmingly excessive variety of circumstances. Ludhiana reported 95 new coronavirus cases—the most of any district within the state on Wednesday. Patiala (86), Amritsar (77), Jalandhar (45), Gurdaspur (35), Barnala (35), SAS Nagar (31), Fatehgarh Sahib (31) and Sangrur (30) additionally reported alarming an infection numbers on Wednesday.

Three septuagenarians died in Amritsar on Wednesday, taking the district’s dying toll to 75. Well being authorities mentioned two of the deceased had pre-existing well being issues. The third dying occurred in one other district.

Twenty-three of Amritsar’s 77 circumstances had been contacts of already identified circumstances. Eighteen had been new cases—that is, circumstances which have neither any recognized contact nor journey historical past. 5 had been policemen and one was a well being official.  

Jalandhar reported 47 new circumstances, well being officers mentioned. Punjab’s well being bulletin accounted for 45 of those circumstances. The district’s new circumstances embody Mahinder Bhagat, a pacesetter of the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering. The district additionally reported 10 coronavirus fatalities—the highest deaths of any district—in the previous 24 hours, the state’s COVID bulletin confirmed on Wednesday.

A 26-year-old man from Khurka Kingra with coronary heart issues and affected by hypertension was amongst those that died within the district.

Jalandhar district’s Ashok Vihar, Mohalla Qadian, Hargobind Nagar, Phillaur, Apra, Saifabad, Ali Mohalla, Kila Highway, Hyperlink Highway, backyard Colony, Jyoti Nagar are actually containment zones, the bulletin confirmed.

Punjab’s district-wise breakup is as follows: Ludhiana (2819);   Jalandhar (2157);  Amritsar (1735); Patiala (1569); Sangrur (1019); SAS Nagar (799), Hoshiapur (517), Gurdaspur (490), Pathankot (353), Ferozepur (335), Tarn Taran (336), Fatehgarh Sahib (331), Bathinda (331), Moga (316); SBS Nagar (304); Faridkot (271), Muktsar (221), Ropar (245), Kapurthala (242), Fazilka  (263), Barnala (179), and Mansa (112)

The state’s dying toll stands thus: Ludhiana (79), Jalandhar (49), Amritsar (75), Patiala (26), Sangrur (26), SAS Nagar (14), Hoshiarpur (14), Gurdaspur (18), Pathankot (11), Ferozepur (6), SBS Nagar (3), Bathinda (5), Tarn Taran (10), Fatehgarh Sahib (2), Moga  (5), Muktsar  (1), Ropar   (4), Kapurthala (9), Fazilka (1), and Barnala  (3)

 July has witnessed a gentle rise within the state’s COVID-19 cases—just over 62 per cent of the state’s coronavirus circumstances had been recorded on this month alone. 

The state’s dying toll now stands at 361. About 29 per cent of the state’s 14,946 circumstances are nonetheless lively.


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