Punjab’s count of cases drops below 1,000 after 99 days | Chandigarh News


CHANDIGARH: The daily count of fresh cases dropped below 1,000 after a gap of 99 days in Punjab. The state reported 979 cases, while 56 people died on Saturday.
As many as six deaths were reported in Amritsar, while five each died in Fazilka, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur and Patiala, four in Farikdot, three each in Bathinda, Kapurthala, Mohali, Sangrur, Ropar and Hoasiarpur, two each in Jalandhar and Ludhiana, and one each in Muktsar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Barnala and Moga.
A total of 99 people were tested positive in Amritsar, 92 in Ludhiana, 91 in Jalandhar, 79 in Bathinda, 75 in Hoshiarpur, 61 in Ferozepur, 60 in Gurdaspur, 57 in Patiala, 53 in Mohali, 45 in Sangrur, 42 in Faridkot, 38 in Fazilka, 37 in Pathankot, 30 in Mansa, 22 in Ropar, 20 in Fatehgarh Sahib, 16 in Barnala, 14 each in Kapurthala and Nawanshahr, 13 in Muktsar, 12 in Moga and nine in Tarn Taran.
The Covid vaccination drive picked up pace as 96,620 were vaccinated across the state. Of the total, 92,123 eligible beneficiaries were given the first shot and 24,97 received their second dose. Total doses administered in the state reached 56,01,318.
As many as five fresh cases of Mucormycosis were reported in the last 24 hours.

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