The state reported 20 deaths and 988 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. Patiala reported the most number of seven deaths, followed by Ludhiana (6), Jalandhar (3), Ferozepur (2) and Moga and SAS Nagar (1 each).
Those who lost their lives in Ludhiana included an ASI. He was posted at the Police Lines and his report came positive on July 26. He was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, on August 7, where he died today.
Besides, a 27-year-old male died in Ludhiana. He was admitted to Deep Hospital and belonged to Harcharan Nagar. A 90-year-old also succumbed to the virus. Meanwhile, at present 129 patients are on oxygen support and 22 are critical and are on ventilator support.
Ludhiana district reported the maximum number of 246 fresh cases, followed by Patiala (198), Jalandhar (156), Sangrur (60), SAS Nagar (59), Gurdaspur (37) and Amritsar (32).