3 die, 118 infected in state
AMRITSAR/JALANDHAR/SANGRUR: Punjab on Thursday reported three deaths and 118 positive cases, taking the state’s tally to 3,615 . The state has reported 83 deaths so far.
A 62-year-old man died of Covid-19 at a private hospital in Amritsar. “The woman, a resident of Jaspal Nagar on Sultanwind Road was also suffering from co-morbidities,” said civil surgeon Dr Jugal Kishore.
Besides, 34 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in Amritsar district of which 26 are of community spread. Eight fresh cases, including cops, doctors, shopkeepers , were reported in Sangrur on Thursday.
A 65-year-old woman, Jagjit Kaur of Dolowal village in Sangrur, died during treatment in Ludhiana. The administration declared three areas of Malerkotla town containment zones.
Eight persons tested positive in Barnala. Of these, six are migrant labourers who came back to the state recently.
Seven persons tested positive for coronavirus in Patiala.In Samana, two other persons contracted the infections.
A 30-year-old woman, Rita, a resident of Panchranga village near Bhogpur town in Jalandhar, died of the virus on Thursday. Besides, four cops among five persons tested positive of the coronavirus. Two women in the age group 39-80 years, tested positive of in Hoshiarpur.
Twenty-nine people tested positive for coronavirus in Ludhiana of which 24 belong to Ludhiana district, while the others belong to Delhi, Mansa, Pathankot, Sangrur and Barnala.
Tarn Taran on Thursday reported nine fresh cases. Four of the nine cases are of those who were recently sent to Patti-sub jail, which has already been declared as a quarantine jail for those undertrials who are being held in various cases by the police of Amritsar and Tarn Taran districts. Besides, two people were found positive for coronavirus in Kapurthala.
Pathankot deputy commissioner GS Khaira said: “Eight more people of the district were tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. The active cases in the district are now 55.”