Covid-19: Punjab crosses 4,000, over 100 cases for seventh day in row | Chandigarh News

CHANDIGARH: Punjab crossed the grim milestone of 4,000 Covid-19 cases as 122 people tested positive for the virus on Sunday. This is for the seventh day in running when the state has registered cases in three figures — the longest such streak so far.
A death was also reported in the state, taking the toll to 99. Eleven police personnel, a health worker and a cancer patient are among those who were found infected in last 24 hours. Twenty-two patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of patients who have recovered from the virus to 2,700.
Ludhiana got 54 new patients, of which 35 were contacts of positive cases. It was followed by 16 cases in Pathankot, seven in Hoshiarpur, six each in Fazilka and Jalandhar, five each in Ropar and Gurdaspur, four each in Amritsar and Mohali, three each in Patiala and Kapurthala, two each in Sangrur, Muktsar and Nawanshahr, and one each in Tarn Taran, Fatehgarh Sahib and Faridkot.
The death was of a man from Ferozepur. The deceased had been suffering from cancer and breathed his last at a hospital in Ludhiana.
While state authorities claimed that four people had died in Amritsar, district officials said 21 persons had been found infected during the day. Of them, 16 persons had influenza-like illness and five were contacts of patients, according to a press release issued by the state government. The Ferozepur man who died is from Talwandi Bhai town. His samples were taking during treatment in hospital. A district official said Sangrur got 15 cases, and one of the patients was a cop.
(Inputs from Ferozepur, Amritsar and Patiala)

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