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Saturday, 7 November 2020

Covid norms go for a toss in festive season

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 6

The state is showing clear signs of Covid-19 raising its ugly head as people are throwing all caution to the wind now with the festive season kicking in.

The upsurge in the Covid count continued today as 647 new cases and 14 deaths were reported in the state.

The cases are rising each day with the number of infections increasing by more than 100 in the past 24 hours. The number of deaths was, however, lower than yesterday. Till last week the number of daily cases was down to 300.

Medical experts believe that the number of cases is rising as more and more people have stopped following social distancing and abd wearing masks. As marriages and socialising on account of the ongoing festive season increases, there is a resurgence of the contagion.

In the district-wise break up, the highest number of cases has been reported in Ludhiana (78), Mohali (75), Patiala (64), Jalandhar (62) and Bathinda (60). Fatehgarh Sahib, Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur reported two deaths each, while Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Mansa, Muktsar, Pathankot and Tarn Taran reported (one each).

The total number of persons in the state who have tested Covid positive so far are 1,36,481, while 4,295 have succumbed to the virus. As of date, 118 patients are on oxygen support, and 15 are critical.



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