Chandigarh, March 29
Coronavirus claimed 59 extra lives in Punjab on Monday as 2,914 recent infections took the state’s case rely to 2,34,602, in keeping with a medical bulletin.
So far, the virus has killed 6,749 individuals in the state since its outbreak final 12 months.
On Monday, the utmost 13 deaths have been reported from Jalandhar, adopted by 11 in Ludhiana and 10 in Hoshiarpur.
Jalandhar additionally reported the utmost 360 cases adopted Amritsar (357), Ludhiana (343), Patiala (290) and Mohali (286), in keeping with the bulletin.
The variety of lively cases elevated from 23,917 on Sunday to 24,143 on Monday.
As many as 2,583 coronavirus sufferers have been discharged after recovering from the an infection, taking the variety of cured individuals to 2,03,710, the bulletin mentioned.
There are 37 sufferers on ventilator whereas 341 are on oxygen assist, the bulletin mentioned.
A complete of 58,70,655 samples have been collected for testing up to now in the state, it mentioned.
Meanwhile, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu mentioned it’s necessary for all labs and hospitals to right away inform the Civil Surgeon’s workplace in regards to the detection of any virus-affected individual for strengthening the containment measures.
Sidhu mentioned it’s of utmost significance that each case of COVID-19 is remoted, offered acceptable therapy and their contacts to be traced on the earliest to interrupt the chain of transmission.
Support and cooperation of the non-public sector can be very important in this regard, he mentioned in a press release right here. PTI