84 more COVID deaths, 4,653 new cases in Punjab

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Chandigarh, Apr 19 (PTI) Punjab on Monday reported 84 deaths, the highest single-day fatalities due to the coronavirus this year, pushing the toll to 7,985, according to a medical bulletin.

The state had seen the maximum daily toll of 106 in September last year.

With 4,653 fresh COVID-19 cases, the infection tally jumped to 3,04,660, the bulletin said.

The number of active cases stands at 35,311 in the state.

Twelve new fatalities linked to the virus were reported in Amritsar, 10 in Ludhiana, eight in Sangrur and seven in Patiala.

Mohali reported a maximum of 792 new cases, followed by 758 in Ludhiana, 380 in Jalandhar, 342 in Amritsar and 304 in Patiala, according to the bulletin.

A total of 3,418 patients were discharged after recovering from the infection, bringing the recovery count to 2,61,364, it said.

There are 43 critical COVID-19 patients who are on ventilator support while 463 are on oxygen support, the bulletin said.

A total of 66,39,409 samples have been collected for testing so far in the state, it said.

Meanwhile, the Union Territory of Chandigarh reported 612 new cases, taking the infection tally to 34,646.

Four more fatalities took the toll to 417 in the city, according to a medical bulletin.

Chandigarh has 3,804 active cases of the novel coronavirus, it said.

A total of 429 patients were discharged in the UT after recovering from the infection, taking the recovery count to 30,325, according to the bulletin.

A total of 3,65,412 samples have been taken for COVID-19 testing so far and 3,29,794 of them tested negative while the reports of 106 are awaited, it added. PTI CHS VSD CK