COVID: Nine more deaths, 261 new cases in Punjab

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Chandigarh, Jan 6 (PTI) Nine more people succumbed to COVID-19 in Punjab, raising the death toll to 5,412 on Wednesday, while 261 fresh cases brought the infection tally to 1,67,910, according to a medical bulletin.

There are 2,998 active cases of the novel coronavirus in the state, as of now, the bulletin said.

Among new COVID-19 cases, Mohali reported a maximum of 63, Patiala 32 and Jalandhar 29.

A total of 235 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering, taking the number of recoveries to 1,59,500, according to the bulletin.

Six critical COVID-19 patients are on ventilator support while 111 are on oxygen support, it said.

A total of 40,11,514 samples have been collected for COVID-19 testing in the state, the bulletin said. PTI CHS VSD CK