Coronavirus: Jalandhar and Sri Muktsar Sahib report first death; toll rises to 10

By Rajan Nath - April 09, 2020 12:04 pm

The total number of coronavirus cases in Punjab has increased to 120 after fresh cases were reported from Jawaharpur village in Derabassi, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Ludhiana. Meanwhile, the death toll in Punjab has reached 10 after a death was reported each from Jalandhar and Ropar.

Sri Muktsar Sahib reported its first case of coronavirus after a 17-year-old, suspected of being Tablighi Jamaat, tested positive for the pandemic. Likewise, Ludhiana reported two new cases. A 15-year-old male, resident of Chowki Man, Tehsil Jagroan, in Ludhiana and a resident of Mohalla Ganesh Nagar tested positive for coronavirus. Jalandhar reported three new cases including a man and two women.

Likewise, Amritsar reported a new case after a man, who returned from England on March 23, tested positive for the pandemic. Meanwhile, 7 new cases were reported from Jawaharpur village in Derabassi, Mohali. Jawaharpur itself has reported 22 coronavirus cases so far. The total number of coronavirus cases in Mohali has increased to 37. It is pertinent to mention that Mohali is having the highest number of coronavirus cases in the state.

Earlier on Wednesday, a 55-year-old man, a resident of Morinda, Ropar, died due to coronavirus in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh. It was the first death due to coronavirus in Ropar. Likewise, Jalandhar reported its first death due to coronavirus.

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A 59-year-old man passed away due to coronavirus in Jalandhar. Punjab Chief Secretary, KBS Sidhu, said that "Parveen Kumar, 59, a resident of Mitha Bazar, Jalandhar, coronavirus positive patient expired around midnight. Dead body in mortuary--he was on a ventilator for the last 2 days. The district administration working out modalities for cremation as per standard protocol."

-PTC News