Punjab records 271 new COVID-19 cases, 18 more deaths

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Chandigarh, Jun 28 (PTI) Punjab on Monday recorded 271 fresh COVID-19 cases that took its infection tally to 5,95,136 while 18 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 16,011, according to a medical bulletin.

Ludhiana reported 35 fresh cases, followed by 26 in Jalandhar and 21 in Hoshiarpur, the bulletin stated.

The latest deaths were reported from Barnala, Bathinda and Faridkot, among other districts, it said.

There are 3,639 active COVID-19 cases in Punjab. While 114 critical patients are on ventilator support, 381 critical patients and 1,560 others are on oxygen support, the bulletin said.

The state's positivity rate stands at 0.67 per cent. As many as 614 more coronavirus patients recovered from the infection the previous day, taking the total number of cured people to 5,75,486, it said.

So far, 1,07,95,548 samples have been collected for testing in the state, it added.

Meanwhile, Chandigarh's COVID-19 caseload increased to 61,632 with eight fresh infections, according to the medical bulletin.

No fresh deaths were reported in the union territory. The death toll stands at 807.

There are 181 active COVID-19 cases in Chandigarh, the bulletin stated.

A total of 60,644 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease, with 30 discharged from hospitals the previous day, it said.

So far, 5,64,021 samples have been taken for testing. Of these, 5,01,131 samples have tested negative while reports of 11 are awaited, it said. PTI CHS VSD DIV DIV

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