COVID-19: Punjab sees 114 more deaths, 6,132 new cases

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Chandigarh, Apr 30 (PTI) Punjab on Friday recorded 114 deaths, taking the toll from the pandemic to 9,022, while 6,132 fresh cases raised the infection count to 3,70,973, according to a medical bulletin.

The number of active cases rose from 54,954 on Thursday to 55,798.

Twenty new deaths linked to the virus were witnessed in Ludhiana, 17 in Amritsar and 12 in Patiala.

Mohali recorded a maximum of 857 fresh COVID-19 cases, followed by 792 in Ludhiana, 696 in Bathinda and 544 in Jalandhar.

A total of 5,106 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering from the infection, taking the recovery count to 3,06,153, according to the bulletin.

There are 99 critical COVID-19 patients who are on ventilator support while 669 are on oxygen support, the bulletin said.

A total of 72,21,431 samples have been collected for COVID-19 testing so far in the state, it said.

The Union Territory of Chandigarh recorded 724 fresh infections, taking the tally to 42,647.

Thirteen more people died due to the infection, bringing the toll to 478 in the city, according to a medical bulletin.

The number of active cases stands at 6,906 in the UT, it said.

A total of 457 patients were discharged after they recovered from the infection, taking the number of recoveries to 35,263, according to the bulletin.

A total of 4,04,615 samples have been taken for testing so far and of them, 3,60,875 tested negative while reports of 110 samples were awaited, it said. PTI CHS VSD CK