One death, 12 cases in Pun­jab

54-year-old man from Pathankot who suf­fered from di­a­betes is lat­est ca­su­alty of the in­fec­tion; five cases each re­ported from Ja­land­har and Am­rit­sar districts and two from Lud­hi­ana

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AM­RIT­SAR/LUD­HI­ANA/JA­LAND­HAR: One more per­son suc­cumbed to coro­n­avirus in Pun­jab, push­ing the death toll to 45, while 12 fresh cases took the Covid-19 tally to 2,346, on Sun­day.

A 54-year-old res­i­dent of Pathankot died due to the dis­ease at a civil hos­pi­tal, a health of­fi­cial said. The pa­tient had di­a­betes, an of­fi­cial said. Ja­land­har and Am­rit­sar re­ported five cases each and Lud­hi­ana two.

BSF MAN, 4 OTH­ERS TEST POS­I­TIVE IN JA­LAND­HAR

A Bor­der Se­cu­rity Force (BSF) man and four oth­ers tested pos­i­tive of the novel coro­n­avirus in Ja­land­har on Sun­day, said nodal of­fi­cer for Covid-19, Dr TPS Sandhu.

A to­tal of 251 per­sons tested pos­i­tive of virus in the dis­trict so far, in­clud­ing eight deaths and 209 re­cov­er­ies. Sandhu said that the BSF man be­longs to Odisha and was ad­mit­ted to the BSF hos­pi­tal in Ja­land­har.

The oth­ers who tested pos­i­tive for the coro­n­avirus in­clude a 44-year-old man from the De­fence Colony, a woman and a man from Dalla vil­lage and 24-year-old man from the Boparai Kalan vil­lage in the dis­trict.

TWO MORE IN­FECTED IN LUD­HI­ANA

An­other fam­ily mem­ber of Prit­pal Singh, 51, who died on coro­n­avirus, tested pos­i­tive of Covid-19 on Sun­day.

The 33-year-old man, who is nephew of the vic­tim, is ad­mit­ted to Mo­han Dai Oswal Cancer Hos­pi­tal for past three days. He was suf­fer­ing from flu-like symp­toms.

Be­sides, an 80-year-old ex-ser­vice­man, a res­i­dent of Fauji

Mo­halla tested pos­i­tive for virus.

5 FOUND IN­FECTED IN AM­RIT­SAR

Five more peo­ple tested pos­i­tive for Covid-19 in Am­rit­sar on Sun­day, civil sur­geon Dr Ju­gal Kishore said.

“Two peo­ple had re­turned to Am­rit­sar from UK, last week and were quar­an­tined in a city ho­tel. They com­plained of fever and cough and health depart­ment took their sam­ples. They were tested pos­i­tive for the dis­ease on Sun­day. Be­sides, a new case from Park Av­enue area was also re­ported, who has no travel his­tory. The hus­band and grand­daugh­ter of a woman of Hathi Gate, who was in­fected a few days back, were also tested pos­i­tive”, said Dr Kishore.

With 5 fresh cases, dis­trict’s to­tal tally reached to 392, out of which 310 have re­cov­ered.

The dis­trict has re­ported seven death to date.

BHARAT BHUSHAN /HT

Health work­ers col­lect­ing sam­ples for coro­n­avirus tests in Pa­tiala on Sun­day.

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