(Chd,Pb)Failing to Control Corona Punjab Logs 38 More Deaths
Punjab reported over 2,000 coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day, while the pathogen claimed the lives of 38 more people,
According to a bulletin.The active cases rose to 15,459
The 2,490 new infections took the tally to 2,07,888, while the toll rose to 6,242 with 38 more deaths.
Hoshiarpur reported a maximum of 416 cases, following by
292 in Ludhiana,
287 in Patiala,
258 in Mohali,
253 in Jalandhar and
181 in Amritsar
There are 22 critical patients who are on ventilator support and 286 are on oxygen support.
Amid a surge in the cases, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ordered a slew of restrictions beginning Saturday. It includes closing of all educational institutions till month-end and curbs on cinema and mall capacities.
In the 11 worst-hit districts, a complete ban has been ordered on all social gatherings, except for funerals and weddings that will be allowed with only 20 persons in attendance. This will be enforced from Sunday.
Meanwhile, Chandigarh also reported a surge in cases as 214 more people got infected, taking the total count to 24,017.
The death of a 75-year-old woman took the toll to 360. The number of active cases rose to 1,597, according to the bulletin.