Chandigarh, Apr 14 (PTI) The total number of COVID-19 cases in Punjab surged to 2,82,505 on Wednesday as 3,329 more people tested positive for the disease, while the death toll climbed to 7,672 with 63 new fatalities, according to a medical bulletin.
Of the latest deaths, 11 were reported from Amritsar, seven from Jalandhar and six each from Ludhiana and Patiala.
Mohali reported the maximum fresh cases at 508, followed by 489 in Ludhiana, 347 in Patiala, 316 in Amritsar and 276 in Jalandhar.
The number of active cases in the state stands at 28,250. Fifty-one critical patients are on ventilator support, while 374 are on oxygen support, the bulletin said.
As many as 3,173 more coronavirus patients were discharged after they recovered from the infection, taking the total number of cured persons to 2,46,583, it stated.
So far, 64,40,181 samples have been collected for testing in the state, it added.
Meanwhile, Chandigarh reported 421 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the union territory's total tally to 31,985. With three more fatalities, the death toll climbed to 404, a medical bulletin said.
Chandigarh has 3,371 active COVID-19 cases, it said.
The bulletin stated that 417 more patients recovered from coronavirus. With this, the number of cured persons has risen to 28,210.
So far, 3,49,851 samples have been taken for testing. While 3,16,806 samples have tested negative, reports of 72 are awaited, it said. PTI CHS VSD DIV DIV