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Punjab records 49 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours | Chandigarh News


CHANDIGARH: Punjab registered 49 Covid-19 deaths on Sunday and detected 958 new positive cases. The total number of deaths from the deadly virus in the state has now reached 15,562 and the total number of positive cases so far is at 5,87,903.
The state also recorded 12 new cases of Mucormycosis on Sunday. This has taken the total number of such cases in the state till date to 431, besides 50 deaths.
As many as 1,980 Covid patients were discharged from various hospitals across the state and a total 53,837 tests for Covid-19 were conducted on the day. Ludhiana district recorded the highest number of 112 Covid-19 positive cases, followed by Jalandhar (106), Hoshiarpur (85), Kapurthala (67) and Amritsar (64). There were a total 12,981 Covid-19 active cases on Sunday across Punjab. The positivity rate of the state has dropped to 1.78%.
A total number of 80,694 persons were vaccinated on Sunday across Punjab. As many as 12,912 healthcare and frontline workers, 15,730 persons above 45 years of age and 50,071 persons between 18-44 years were vaccinated with the first dose of the Covid vaccine on Sunday.





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