Samples of a two and half month old boy who had died in Amritsar the previous day, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday, taking Punjab’s death toll to 39. Meanwhile, 23 new cases took the case tally to 2,028.
The child’s family lived near Ratan Singh Chowk.
He was admitted with symptoms of pneumonia to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital and passed away later. The district administration is tracing his direct contacts.
In Batala, four pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus. Two of these four women have delivered. It is mandatory to test pregnant women for the Covid19. All four are asymptomatic.
An official from RPF Ludhiana post tested positive on Thursday. He is a native of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Till now, 45 personnel from 6th Battalion (Delhi), three from 15th Battalion (Udhampur) and three local RPF men have tested positive in Ludhiana. A total of 51 RPF personnel have tested positive so far.
As per the government bulletin, the state has 170 active cases, 1,819 have recovered and reports of 3,719 awaited. Out of 59,618 samples taken in the state so far, 53,871 have tested negative.
With ENS Ludhiana and Amritsar.
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