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Two extra succumb to COVID-19 in Punjab, toll reaches 7

Punjab death cases, COVID-19 cases, coronavirus cases, Punjab news, indian express news With 68 constructive sufferers and 7 deaths, the mortality price in Punjab to this point stands at 10.2 per cent. (Rerpesentational Image)

A 69-year-year outdated Ludhiana resident and a 75-year-old from Pathankot’s Sujanpur succumbed to coronavirus an infection on Sunday, taking the COVID-19 demise toll in Punjab to 7. With 68 constructive sufferers and 7 deaths, the mortality price in Punjab to this point stands at 10.2 per cent.

The 69-year-old was from Ludhiana’s Shimlapuri space and had gone to her niece’s home in Mohali on March 17 by way of a Volvo bus. She developed signs round March 23 in Mohali itself, and was rushed to Ludhiana by ambulance on March 31. Her household then acquired her admitted in Ludhiana’s Fortis Hospital.

Dr Rajesh Bagga, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana mentioned, “Woman was diabetic, hypertensive and even heart patient as well. She was on a ventilator.”

She had fever, cough, free stools when she was admitted in Fortis Hospital on March 31 and on April 5, she had a cardiac arrest at 2 pm and was declared lifeless at 2.30 pm, a press release by well being authorities mentioned. The girl’s two contacts in Mohali had additionally examined constructive on Saturday.

Earlier, a 42-year-old girl of Ludhiana’s Amarpura had died on March 30. She was declared COVID-19 constructive solely after her demise.

The Pathankot girl who died on the Government Medical College, Amritsar, had been referred there on Saturday from Civil Hospital, Pathankot as a consequence of current issues.

Another Tabligh member assessments constructive

A 55-year-old resident of Rajgarh village in Ludhiana’s Doraha space examined constructive on Sunday. He had attended the Tablighi Jamaat occasion at Nizamuddin. With this, complete Tablighis who’ve examined constructive in Punjab until now are 6.

On Friday, 5 Tablighis had examined constructive — three from Mansa and two from Mohali. Punjab Government revealed {that a} complete of 432 folks from Punjab had attended Jamaat occasion in Nizamuddin out of which 422 had been traced. 350 are in Punjab as of now, all have been examined with six returning constructive outcomes, 117 adverse outcomes and outcomes of 227 are pending.

Meanwhile, 11 contacts of Ludhiana affected person, who examined constructive Sunday, have been quarantined and examined as nicely.

Mohammad Mustkeem, political secretary to Shahi Imam Punjab in a video message to Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh mentioned,”We ourselves are asking all those that attended Jamaat to get themselves examined and even have additionally despatched a number of to hospital as nicely. But few anti-social parts are sending cops to homes of those that have had no reference to Markaz and so they by no means visited it for greater than two years. Hence, such malicious marketing campaign needs to be stopped and individuals behind this marketing campaign needs to be booked.”

Punjab authorities via its twitter deal with acknowledged,”Some individuals are spreading malicious rumours about particular religions and sects spreading the virus. The Government of Punjab appeals to the folks to report any such message to the police instantly and chorus from sharing it with others. The unfold of the virus is with out prejudice to any race, faith, intercourse, caste or creed. We should all stand collectively as one to battle it.”

Barnala stories its first affected person
A 42-year-old girl residing on Sekha street in Barnala district of Punjab examined constructive Sunday afternoon. This is the district’s first case.

Dr G B Singh, Civil Surgeon, Barnala mentioned,”She is the primary affected person from Barnala and we’re tracing her contact historical past and journey historical past as nicely. Woman was residing in a rented lodging whereas her husband works with a textile agency, Trident, at its Dhaula department. It must be talked about that two extra tenants dwell in the identical constructing the place girl, her husband and their daughter have been residing. Owner of the home owns an IELTS institute in Barnala and stays in Germany. He continuously visited Punjab and final time, he went again a month in the past, revealed data. Sources mentioned that girl had visited Chandigarh earlier than the Janata curfew. Her husband had not been going to Trident since March 22 and therefore he was not involved with any of the workers member of Trident, revealed Barnala district administration.

With Barnala reporting its first affected person, now out of complete 22 districts of Punjab, 12 have been COVID-19 affected. This is the third district of south-west Punjab to report coronavirus circumstances.
(With inputs from Kamaldeep Singh Brar in Amritsar)

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