COVID: 58 more deaths, 2,319 new cases in Punjab

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Chandigarh, Mar 22 (PTI) Punjab reported 2,319 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the tally to 2,15,409, while 58 fatalities pushed the death toll to 6,382.

The districts which saw fatalities included Hoshiarpur (10), Jalandhar (9), SBS Nagar (9), Amritsar (4) and Gurdaspur (4), according to a bulletin.

The infection tally climbed to 2,15,409 with over 2,300 more people getting infected, the bulletin said.

Ludhiana reported a maximum of 341 COVID-19 cases, Jalandhar 309, Mohali 295, Hoshiarpur 230 and Amritsar 210, among districts, which witnessed new cases. The number of active cases increased from 18,257 on Sunday to 18,628 on Monday.

A total of 1,870 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering from the infection, taking the number of those recovered to 1,90,399, it said.

There are 23 critical patients who are on ventilator support while 270 are on oxygen support, the bulletin said. A total of 56,26,458 samples have been collected for testing so far in the state, it said.

Meanwhile, Chandigarh reported 208 more coronavirus cases, taking the total count to 24,667.

The death of a 45-year-old man took the toll to 363, according to the medical bulletin.

The number of active cases rose from 1,872 on Sunday to 1,979 on Monday, it said.

A total of 100 COVID-19 patients were discharged after they recovered from the infection, taking the number of those recovered to 22,325, the bulletin said.

A total of 2,94,023 samples have been taken for testing so far and of them, 2,68,359 tested negative while reports of 129 samples were awaited, it said. PTI CHS KJ KJ