Punjab logs record 191 Covid deaths, 8,531 cases in a day

Twenty-two deaths were reported from Ludhiana, 20 from Amritsar, 18 from Patiala, 17 each from Mohali and Bathinda and 14 from Rupnagar
Migrant workers being tested for Covid-19 before boarding trains to their home states in Amritsar on Sunday. (Sameer Sehgal/ht)
Migrant workers being tested for Covid-19 before boarding trains to their home states in Amritsar on Sunday. (Sameer Sehgal/ht)
Published on May 10, 2021 01:20 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India

Punjab on Sunday reported 191 more Covid-related fatalities, the highest single-day count recorded so far, pushing the death toll to 10,506, while 8,531 new cases took the infection tally to 4,42,125, according to a medical bulletin.

The number of active cases soared from 71,948 on Saturday to 74,343.

Twenty-two deaths were reported from Ludhiana, 20 from Amritsar, 18 from Patiala, 17 each from Mohali and Bathinda and 14 from Rupnagar, among fatalities reported in the past 24 hours.

Ludhiana registered the maximum number of cases in the state at 1,729 followed by 985 in Mohali, 812 in Bathinda and 691 in Jalandhar, among daily fresh cases.

A total of 5,850 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering from infection, taking the number of cured people to 3,57,276, as per the bulletin.

There are 296 critical patients who are on ventilator support while 9,384 are on oxygen support, the bulletin said.

A total of 77,67,351 samples have been collected for testing so far in the state, it said.

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