Punjab reviews highest single-day spike at 663 new coronavirus instances; 16 loss of life


Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 31

Punjab reported 663 new coronavirus instances and 16 deaths on Friday, the state’s medical bulletin said—the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 instances the state has seen but.

Ludhiana’s COVID-19 numbers proceed to rise alarmingly—the district reported 248 new coronavirus instances and 6 of Friday’s 16 deaths, the best of any of Punjab’s districts, Friday’s COVI bulletin confirmed.

At 136 new coronavirus instances, Patiala additionally reported the best single-day spike in an infection.

Amritsar (71), Pathankot (43), Barnala (32), Jalandhar (24), SAS Nagar (24), Sangrur (25), Hoshiarpur (11), Gurdaspur (1), Ferozepur (3), Tarn Taran (6),  Bathinda (5), Fatehgarh Sahib (15), Moga (1), SBS Nagar (9),  Kapurthala (2), Ropar (8) and Muktsar (1) all reported new instances.

Punjab’s coronavirus instances now stand at 16,119—over 65 per cent (10,551) of the state’s instances being reported in July alone. For comparability, the state reported 3,305 instances in June and 1,788 instances in May.

Five districts with over 1000 COVID-19 cases—Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala and Sangrur—account for over 62 per cent of the state’s instances.  

About 47 per cent of the state’s COVID-19 instances are nonetheless lively, the bulletin reveals.

The state’s case tally now stands thus: Ludhiana (3211), Jalandhar (2249), Amritsar (1863), Patiala (1719), Sangrur (1056), SAS Nagar (841), Hoshiarpur (532), Gurdaspur (505), Ferozepur (410), Pathankot (401), Tarn Taran (359), Bathinda (349), Fatehgarh Sahib (348), Moga (327), SBS Nagar (313), Faridkot (292), Fazilka (266), Kapurthala (255), Ropar (253), Muktsar (235), Barnala (223) and Mansa (112).

The state’s loss of life toll now stands at 386.

  



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