Coronavirus Punjab Update: Amid rising cases of coronavirus in Punjab, about 100 students of Government Medical College in Patiala tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. Patiala administration held an emergency meeting and asked all students who are staying at the hostel to vacate their rooms immediately.
It is worth mentioning here that this is the second education institution in Punjab that has turned out to be a Covid hotspot. Last week, as many as 93 students of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, also in Patiala, had tested positive for Covid-19.
The coronavirus cases in Punjab have been rising rapidly. On Monday, Punjab reported one Covid death and 419 fresh cases, taking the state’s tally to 6,05,922.
The death toll in the state has increased to 16,651. The number of active cases in Punjab has increased to 1,741 while it was 1,369 a day before.
Of fresh cases, Patiala reported 143 new cases, followed by 58 in Pathankot, 57 in Ludhiana, and 30 in Mohal, the health department stated while giving coronavirus update about Punjab.
Coronavirus in Chandigarh
Chandigarh reported 75 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the state health bulletin on Monday. As per the health bulletin, the positivity rate stands at 6.91 percent, the cumulative positivity rate is 7.58 percent. 1,085 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours. The cumulative death toll stands at 1,079.