1,027 new covid cases in Punjab, a massive 145% increase in 24

Punjab Coronavirus Update: Two more people died of coronavirus in the state. (file)

Chandigarh: Punjab on Tuesday reported a big jump in fresh COVID-19 cases, with 1,027 more people getting infected, taking the infection tally to 6,06,927 in the state, where two more people died of coronavirus. According to a medical bulletin, so far this virus has killed 16,653 people in the state.

Punjab has been witnessing an increase in the number of infections since the last few days. The positivity rate of the state increased from 4.47 per cent on Monday to 6.49 per cent on Tuesday.

With 1,027 new cases, Punjab on Tuesday registered a 145 per cent rise in daily infections. On Monday, 419 cases were reported in the state.

Patiala continues to be the worst-hit district as it recorded 366 fresh infections on Tuesday. Mohali, Ludhiana and Pathankot reported 149, 103 and 88 cases respectively.

The number of active cases rose to 2,686 from 1,741 a day earlier.

On Tuesday, 8,677 adolescents in the age group of 15-18 vaccinated themselves against Kovid. On Monday, 3,071 teenagers were given the coronavirus jab.

Twenty-eight more people have recovered from the infection, the bulletin said, taking the total number of cured people to 5,87,588.

Meanwhile, the Union Territory of Chandigarh recorded 128 COVID-19 cases, taking the city’s total to 66,264. The death toll stood at 1,079 with no Covid-related deaths reported in the city in the last 24 hours.

The number of active cases in the city rose to 500 from 383 on Monday, while the number of cured people stood at 64,685. In Chandigarh, 4,315 adolescents in the age group of 15-18 were vaccinated against Kovid on Tuesday.

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