2 deaths, 18 fresh Covid cases surface in Punjab
40 FATALITIES SO FAR 49-yr-old RPF jawan, 60-yr-old Amritsar woman latest to succumb
LUDHIANA/AMRITSAR/HOSHIARPUR:: A 49-year-old Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawan and a 60-yearold woman succumbed to Covid-19 in Ludhiana and Amritsar, respectively, on Thursday. Eighteen fresh cases were recorded in the state on Thursday.
The RPF jawan, Pawan Kumar, a resident Karol Bagh in Jalandhar, died around noon after he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC&H) in Ludhiana. “The RPF jawan was a diabetic and had been on oxygen support for four days,” Ludhiana civil surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga said.
Ludhiana deputy commissioner Pradeep Agrawal said 6,290 samples had been collected till May 27, of which 5,811 samples were found negative, while the reports of 211 are pending.
In Amritsar, a 60-year-old Covid-19 patient of Bulara Bhattike village of Baba Bakala tehsil, who had hypertension and was also suffering from coronary artery disease, passed away at 1.40pm on Thursday.
9 MORE TEST POSITIVE IN AMRITSAR
Nine more people were tested positive for the virus in Amritsar district on Thursday, health officials said.
“Among the fresh patients are a staff nurse, two class-four female employees and a canteenworker of a private hospital who came in contact of a Covid-19 patient . Also, two family members of the woman patient were also tested positive for the disease,” said Amritsar civil surgeon Dr Jugal Kishore.
FOUR TEST POSITIVE IN HOSHIARPUR
Four contacts of a 37-year-old man of Nangli Jalalpur village who succumbed to Covid-19 on
May 17 have tested positive for the disease.
So far, 17 contacts of the man have tested positive. Reports of several others are awaited. The number of cases in Hoshiarpur district has reached 115.
3 CASES IN SANGRUR
Days after an accredited social health activist (ASHA worker), tested positive for coronavirus in Malerkotla town, her two contacts, including her 19-year-old daughter and a seven-day-old baby girl were reported positive on Thursday. Also, a man with inter-state travel history was tested positive.
Senior medical officer (SMO) at Malerkotla’s government hospital Dr Jaswinder Singh said ASHA worker had assisted a migrant woman’s delivery whose newborn was tested positive but the woman was found negative.
2 KUWAIT-RETURNEES TEST POSITIVE IN MOGA
Two persons, who returned to Moga from Kuwait last week and were lodged in a quarantine facility, tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday.
Moga civil surgeon Dr Andesh Kang said this is the first instance of foreign-returnees found infected with Covid-19 in the district. “One person belongs to Bhinder Kalan village, while other is from Baudey village.”