COVID-19: 10 deaths, 200 fresh cases in Punjab

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Chandigarh, Jul 2 (PTI) Ten more people died from coronavirus in Punjab on Friday as 200 fresh cases took the state’s infection count to 5,96,094, according to a medical bulletin.

So far, the infection has killed 16,086 people in the state.

The fresh deaths were reported from districts including Amritsar, Bathinda and Ferozepur.

Faridkot and Jalandhar reported 19 infections each, followed by 16 in Amritsar.

The state currently has 2,752 active cases with the positivity rate of 0.42 per cent.

With 390 recoveries, the number of cured persons reached 5,77,256, it said.

There are 102 critical patients who are on ventilator while 1,478 are on oxygen support, the bulletin said.

A total of 1,09,95,612 samples have been collected for testing so far in the state, it said.

Meanwhile, Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, reported 12 cases, taking its infection tally 61,700, according to a medical bulletin.

The infection has so far killed 808 people in the union territory.

The number of active cases stood at 147.

With 15 patients getting discharged after recovering from the infection, the number of cured persons reached 60,745.

A total of 5,70,537 samples have been taken for testing so far, of which 5,07,577 tested negative while reports of 11 samples are awaited, the bulletin said. PTI CHS VSD RDK RDK

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