6 more RPF men test coronavirus positive in Ludhiana

With just 14 cases reported on Saturday, the Punjab count stands at 2,043

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Chandigarh, May 23: With 14 fresh cases reported on Saturday, the total number of cases in the state has reached 2,043.

According to the media bulletin released in the morning, seven cases were reported from Ludhiana, three each from Jalandhar and Patiala and one case was reported from Bathinda.

Among Ludhiana cases, six are from the Railways Protection Force (RPF).  The seventh case neither has any travel history nor his source of infection is known. Earlier, 34 men of RPF were found coronavirus positive in Ludhiana.

The three cases from Jalandhar are those of two health care workers and one migrant worker. Similarly, the Patiala cases also include a health care worker. Two of these have inter-state travel history.  The infected person from Bathinda returned from abroad after opening of the lockdown.

As per the health department, so far samples of 62,399 suspected cases were sent for testing. Of them, 55,777 samples were found negative and reports of 4,593 were awaited.

In the state so far, 1,847 positive cases have been discharged after treatment. Now, there are just 157 active cases left.

District-wise cases       

Cases                                                Deaths       

Amritsar                        312                   5

Jalandhar                      213                   5

Ludhiana                       179                   7

Tarn Taran                    155

Gurdaspur                    129                     3     

SBS Nagar                    105                    1

SAS Nagar                     102                   3

Patiala                           107                     2

Hoshiarpur                   102                      5

Sangrur                          88

Muktsar                       65

Faridkot                        61

Ropar                            60                         1

Moga                            59

Fatehgarh Sahib          57

Ferozepur                    44                         1      

Fazilka                     44 

Bathinda                    42

Kapurthala                   34                        3

Mansa                           32

 Pathankot                   31                         2

Barnala                         22                       1     

 Total                    2,043                           39

Date-wise cases reported in past one week

Date                        Cases

May 16                            14

May 17                            18

May 18                            16

May 19                             22

May 20                              3

May 21                            23

May 22                           1

Total                              97