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Covid-19: 2,604 infected, 131 fatalities in Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh | Chandigarh News


CHANDIGARH/SHIMLA: The northern region that covers Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh reported 2,604 new Covid-19 cases and131 deaths on Sunday. The infection graph continues its downward trend in all three states, while fatalities also seem to have crossed the peak.
The count of fresh Covid cases fell to 1,593 in Punjab and it lost 65 people. Seven deaths each were reported in Bathinda and Muktsar, six in Patiala, five in Jalandhar, four each in Amritsar, Fazilka and Moga, three each in Gurdaspur, Kapurthala and Ludhiana, two each in Barnala, Faridkot, Ferozepur, and Ropar, and one each in Tarn Taran, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Mohali, Mansa, and Hoshiarpur.
Also, 203 people tested positive in Ludhiana, 148 in Hoshiarpur, 134 in Bathinda, 115 in Jalandhar,111 in Amritsar,105 in Patiala, 90 in Mohali, 87 in Fazilka, 68 in Faridkot, 66 in Gurdaspur, 58 in Sangrur, 55 in Pathankot, 52 in Ferozepur, 50 in Mansa, 47 in Ropar, 41 in Kapurthala, 37 in Muktsar, 34 in Moga, 31 in Tarn Taran, 22 in Barnala, 20 in Nawanshahr, and 19 in Fatehgarh Sahib.
On Sunday, Haryana reported 654 new cases, 48 deaths and 1,483 recoveries. Recoveries exceeded new cases for the 27th day. The death graph continues to decline, pushing the recovery rate to a new high. Six of 22 districts, including Faridabad, Sonipat and Panchkula, did not report any fatality. Three districts reported less than10 cases. Haryana’s cumulative Covid figure has reached 7,62,291, with 7,44,482 recoveries, 8,712 deaths, and 9,097 active cases. The positivity rate of the day was 1.75% and cumulative positivity rate of the second wave 13.68%.
Three deaths each were reported from Ambala, Panipat, Kurukshetra and Jhajjar districts followed by two deaths each from Jind and Fatehabad. One death each was reported from Mahindergarh, Palwal, Kaithal and Nuh districts respectively. Hisar reported 64 cases, highest for the day while Yamunanagar reported 63. Hisar now has 53,482 cases while Yamunanagar has 24,028. Fatehabad reported 59 cases while Gurgaon reported 55. Karnal reported 54 cases, Sirsa 45, Faridabad 43, Ambala 42, Kaithal 32, Jind 30, Rewari 26, Panchkula and Kurukshetra 20, Sonepat 19, Mahindergarh 18, Rohtak 17, Bhiwani 15, Jhajjar 14, Panipat and Palwal 7, Charkhi Dadri 3 and Nuh 1.
Himachal Pradesh reported 18 Covid-19 deaths and 357 new cases on Sunday, while 1,459 patients recovered. There was a sharp drop in new cases as the state had recorded 818 new cases on Saturday. The state has reported 1,95,099 cases so far, of which 8,361 cases are active, 1,83,434 patients have recovered, and 3,281 patients have died.
Four deaths each have been reported from Kangra, Mandi and Solan, two each from Shimla and Sirmaur, and one each from Chamba and Kullu.





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