Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 16
In one of many worst COVID-19 spikes, Punjab on Sunday reported 1,165 COVID-19 circumstances, together with a Cabinet Minister and Deputy Speaker within the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
The state tally now stands at 31,206.
Meanwhile, 41 deaths have been reported previously 24 hours, taking the loss of life toll within the state to 812.
Ludhiana topped the chart of circumstances reported right this moment with 315 circumstances adopted by Jalandhar (187), Ferozepur (96), SAS Nagar (91), Gurdaspur (74), and Moga (64).
Ludhiana additionally reported the best variety of deaths recorded right this moment whereas Patiala reported seven deaths, Jalandhar (4), Sangrur (3), Ferozepur (2) and one every from Barnala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Moga and SAS Nagar.
At current, there are 217 sufferers are on oxygen help and 35 are important and on a ventilator.
Deputy Speaker-cum-MLA Malout Ajaib Singh Bhatti additionally examined constructive for the virus on Sunday.
His private assistant knowledgeable that Bhatti had complained of hypertension and was instantly taken to Bathinda Civil Hospital the place his pattern was taken. “He is now being taken to PGIMER, Chandigarh.”
Notably, Bhatti had hoisted the Tricolour on the 74th Independence Day celebrations in Faridkot.
Another high-profile case is of Revenue Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar, who was discovered constructive hours after hoisting the National Flag at Mansa.
Kangar received his take a look at performed in Mansa on Saturday as he was experiencing an issue in his throat. After he examined constructive, he was put underneath dwelling isolation in Kangar village in Rampura space of the district.
Earlier on August 12, his servant additionally examined constructive at a medical school in Faridkot as he had stayed for per week at a spot of his affiliate in Moga. He was later admitted to the Civil Hospital in Bathinda.
Talking to The Tribune, Gurpreet Singh Kangar stated: “I have tested positive but I am stable and is being treated properly. There is nothing to worry about.”
The information of the minister testing constructive led to panic amongst the officers in Mansa district.
On Saturday throughout the Independence Day operate, the senior district administration officers and political leaders got here in touch with the Minister and now are getting their checks performed as properly.
Kangar had additionally inaugurated a wise college at Kotra Kalan village in Mansa, the place he additionally handed over Rs 5,100 cheque to the scholars who had scored 98 per cent marks, owing to which many college students, lecturers and officers of the district training division additionally got here in his contact.
Of the 31,206 circumstances, the utmost variety of circumstances have been reported from Ludhiana (6,847), Jalandhar (3,960), Amritsar (2774), Patiala (3,667), Sangrur (1,519), SAS Nager (1,823), Hoshiarpur (843), Gurdaspur (1,161), Pathankot (762), Tarn Taran (570), SBS Nagar (454), Ferozepur (905), Faridkot (568), Muktsar (373), Fatehgarh Sahib (639), Moga (755), Bathinda (1,133), Kapurthala (605), Ropar (458), Fazilka (456), Barnala (632) and Mansa (275).