Punjab studies highest single-day spike of 1,946 Covid instances


Chandigarh, September 6

Punjab reported the sharpest single-day spike of 1,946 new coronavirus instances on Sunday, pushing the COVID-19 tally to 63,473 within the state.

The earlier document of recent instances reported in a day was 1,746 on August 27.

Fifty-four extra COVID-19 deaths took the toll to 1,862 within the state, in keeping with a authorities medical bulletin.

Thirteen deaths had been reported from Ludhiana, eight from Patiala, six from Kapurthala, 5 from Amritsar, three every from Faridkot, Moga, Jalandhar and Bathinda, two from Pathankot, Muktsar and Hoshiarpur and one every from Barnala, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur and Tarn Taran, it stated.

Among locations which reported new instances included Jalandhar (261), Pathankot (205), Gurdaspur (186), Bathinda (168), Ludhiana (161), Mohali (154), Patiala (150), Hoshiarpur (135), Amritsar (133) and Faridkot (88).

Punjab has been seeing a surge within the variety of coronavirus instances and including over 1,000 coronavirus instances day by day for just a few days.

A complete of 1,606 coronavirus sufferers had been discharged from a number of locations, together with Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Mohali, Sangrur, Bathinda, Pathankot and Hoshiarpur, after recovering from an infection.

So far 45,455 individuals have been cured of the contagion.

There are 16,156 energetic Covid-19 instances within the state, as of now, in keeping with the bulletin.

Seventy one vital sufferers are on ventilator help whereas 571 are on oxygen help, the bulletin stated.

A complete of 11,93,260 samples have been collected for testing up to now within the state, it stated. — PTI



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