COVID-19: One more tests positive in Punjab; total cases 39


Chandigarh:  After two days of hiatus, one more patient in Punjab was tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, taking the total count to 39 with two deaths, both elderly, officials said.

The Mohali resident, who was undergoing treatment at the PGI hospital was tested positive, Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan told the media.

“His contact details are being traced and their tests would be conducted accordingly, he added.

With this, the total number of coronavirus cases rose to 39 in the state.

On Sunday evening, a 62-year-old coronavirus patient died at Government Medical College in Amritsar, the second death due to COVID-19 in the state.

Of the 39 cases, 19 were reported from Nawanshahr, seven from Mohali, six from Hoshiarpur, five from Jalandhar and one each from Amritsar and Ludhiana.

The state on March 9 tested the first positive case for the coronavirus.

The man, who has been discharged after being treated, returned to Amritsar from Italy’s Milan via Delhi on March 4 along with his two family members.

He belongs to Hoshiarpur town and was hospitalised in the Government Medical College in Amritsar along with his son.