A former minister in Jalandhar and Senior Deputy Mayor in Patiala were among 234 tested positive for Covid-19 in the state in the last 24 hours.
In Faridkot, another postgraduate medical student at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital got infected. This is the third case among medical students from this college in the past four days. Earlier, a junior resident doctor in the orthopaedic department and an MBBS intern were found Covid positive.
The college has placed about 15 other medical students and junior resident doctors under quarantine.
In Amritsar, two more deaths were reported. The deceased have been identified as Harinder Singh, a 42-year-old resident of Sant Avenue, and Surinderpal Singh, a 50-year-old resident of Gate Hakeema. The death toll in the district has increased to 53.
From Sangrur’s Malerkotla town, another patient died at DMC Hospital in Ludhiana. The death toll in the district increased to 19, while 11 new cases came to the fore.
One more death was reported from Ludhiana district after the release of the media bulletin. A 60-year-old woman from SBS Nagar, who was admitted to the local Civil Hospital, died today.
Among districts that were badly affected by the pandemic in the past 24 hours included Ludhiana (60), Jalandhar (36), SAS Nagar and SBS Nagar (23 each), Amritsar (22), Patiala (21) and Sangrur and Bathinda (12 each).