Punjab Covid Update: Just a month ahead of crucial assembly elections, Punjab reported 7,792 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of active covid cases soared up to 48,183 on Friday.
According to the Punjab government's Covid bulletin, around 43,301 tests were conducted on the day, of which over 7,000 turn out to be positive. At least 27 new Covid-19 patients were admitted in ICU in the poll-bound state while five were put on ventilator support.
Now, the total number of Covid patients of oxygen support in Punjab stands at 1,051, according to the latest update. Meanwhile, patients who are critical and on ventilator support are 98.
SAS Nagar (1,313) reported the highest number of Covid cases in Punjab followed by Ludhiana (1,265) and Jalandhar (737). Hoshiarpur (573), Bathinda (511) and Amritsar (487) were among the Punjab districts with a high Covid positivity rate on Friday.
Meanwhile, Barnala (77), Moga (91), Mansa (98) and SBS Nagar (102) were among the districts with the lowest covid positivity rate in Punjab.
Furthermore, 28 covid patients succumbed to the infection on Friday, taking the total death tally in the state to 16,913. Covid fatalities were reported in Punjab's Amritsar, Bathinda, Faridkot, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur and SAS Nagar.
According to the latest update by the Punjab government, the number of Covid patients discharged on the day is 6,882. On Friday, around 1,17,111 people were administered the first dose of the Covid vaccine in Punjab, while 1,76,841 were given the second jab of the vaccine. At least 7,714 people were given precautionary doses on the day taking the total number of the precautionary dose given to 81,694.