The state today reported 677 fresh Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths. With these cases, the count has reached 18,527.
Once again, Ludhiana reported the highest toll, with eight deaths in the past 24 hours. Three deaths were reported from Bathinda, two from Amritsar and one each from Barnala, Jalandhar, SAS Nagar, SBS Nagar, Patiala and Sangrur.
Those who lost their lives in Ludhiana include a 57-year-old from Central Jail, a 34-year-old from New Vijay Nagar, a 45-year-old from Samrala, a 60-year-old from Gill Road, a 50-year-old from Urban Estate, a 35-year-old from Sahnewal, a 60-year-old from LIG flats, a 47-year-old from Jatani and a 60-year-old from Giaspura.
In Amritsar, with two more deaths, the toll in the district has increased to 85. In Jalandhar, with two more deaths, the district tally of the deceased has risen to 54. In all,148 patients are on oxygen and 18 are on ventilator support in the state. In terms of cases too, Ludhiana continues to be the worst-affected district as it reported 186 cases, followed by Bathinda with 118 cases, Jalandhar with 115 cases, Ferozepur with 51 cases, and Gurdaspur and Patiala with 34 cases each.