Record 40 fatalities push COVID-19 loss of life toll in Punjab to 771

Chandigarh, August 15

The COVID-19 loss of life toll in Punjab reached 771 on Saturday with a file 40 fatalities, whereas 1,033 new instances took the an infection tally to 30,041, in line with a medical bulletin.

Twelve deaths have been reported from Ludhiana, 5 from Tarn Taran, three every from Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala and Sangrur, two every from Amritsar, Kapurthala, Fazilka, Jalandhar, Moga and Mohali, and one every from Faridkot and Pathankot, the bulletin mentioned.

Among the 1,033 recent instances, 202 have been detected in Patiala, 150 in Ludhiana, 86 in Mohali, 81 in Gurdaspur, 72 in Amritsar, 56 in Barnala, 53 in Sangrur, 46 in Jalandhar and 45 in Hoshiarpur.

Punjab has been witnessing a surge within the variety of coronavirus instances for the previous few days.

A complete of 535 coronavirus sufferers have been discharged after recovering from an infection on Saturday, taking the variety of cured individuals within the state to 18,863.

There are 10,407 energetic instances within the state at current, in line with the bulletin.

Forty sufferers are vital and are on ventilator assist, whereas 212 are on oxygen assist, the bulletin mentioned.

So far, a complete of seven,59,990 samples have been taken for testing within the state, it mentioned. — PTI

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