While coronavirus cases have been rising in Punjab at a pace, 5 new deaths were reported from the state on Thursday. The new deaths include 2 from Hoshiarpur and one each from Khanna, Amritsar, and Ferozepur.
According to the information, Amritsar reported 77 new cases of coronavirus while Faridkot reported 23 new cases. Likewise, 10 new cases were reported from Muktsar and 19 from Sangrur.
Jalandhar reported 62 new cases of coronavirus taking the district tally to 2227. Meanwhile, the death toll in the district has increased to 52. The death toll in the state, according to the media bulletin issued on Wednesday, stands at 361. A record 25 new deaths were reported from the state on Wednesday.
Likewise, Punjab had reported 568 new cases of novel virus on Wednesday. Jalandhar had reported 45 new cases while Amritsar had reported 77 on Wednesday.
Punjab has currently 64 micro-containment zones, of which 16 are in Jalandhar, which also has 20 clusters and one large outbreak. The maximum number of clusters, however, are in Amritsar, though it has only 2 micro containment zones. Ludhiana (City), Jalandhar (City), Sangrur, Barnala, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, and Ferozepur Districts have seen the maximum surge in cases of police personnel testing positive in the past one week.