Nine deaths, 348 fresh Covid-19 cases in Punjab
Deaths reported include one each from Ferozepur, SBS Nagar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran and Amritsar, and two each from Ludhiana and Patiala, according to the media bulletin released by the state governmentUpdated: Jul 18, 2020 02:18 IST
Punjab on Friday reported nine deaths and 348 fresh Covid-19 cases. With this, the state’s positive patients’ tally has reached 9,442 and death toll 239.
Deaths reported include one each from Ferozepur, SBS Nagar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran and Amritsar, and two each from Ludhiana and Patiala, according to the media bulletin released by the state government.
Two persons – a 50-year-old man from Jatpura village in Raikot, who was undergoing treatment at Rajindra Hospital in Patiala, and a 70-year-old resident of Uttam Nagar in Khanna -- succumbed to the virus in Ludhiana district. Besides, 68 others tested positive for the virus in the district.
Patiala reported two deaths and 60 fresh cases. Of these, 44 are from Patiala, three from Nabha, five from Rajpura, six from Samana and two from other villages.
Thirty-one Border Security Force (BSF) personnel among 105 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in three Doaba districts including Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. In Hoshiarpur, 31 BSF personnel tested positive at Kharka BSF training camp. In Jalandhar, 66 persons contracted the virus.
Forty-three more people from Amritsar tested positive for Covid-19, health officials said. Amritsar civil surgeon Dr Navdeep Singh said: “27 are fresh community transmission cases and most of them are symptomatic. The other 16 patients are the close contacts of the Covid-19 patients.”
Ten more people were found infected with Covid-19 in Muktsar district, four in Fazilka and two each in Ferozepur and Bathinda districts.
Meanwhile, 20 fresh cases were reported in Mohali, taking the district’s count to 492. Moga reported 17 new cases.