Two more test coronavirus positive in Punjab, total count rises to 33

The health authorities have collected 722 samples so far, of which 346 were found negative for the coronavirus infection.

Published: 26th March 2020 08:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th March 2020 08:54 PM   |  A+A-

Thermal screening of passengers being conducted amid coronavirus outbreak, at Guwahati Railway Station

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CHANDIGARH: The number of coronavirus patients continued to surge in Punjab with two more persons testing positive for the infection, taking total cases to 33 in the state.

Among fresh cases, a woman, a resident of Nawanshahr, contracted infection from the already positive patient while a Jalandhar resident, who had visited abroad recently, also tested positive and admitted to Ludhiana hospital, according to an official media bulletin.

The health authorities have collected 722 samples so far, of which 346 were found negative for the coronavirus infection, the bulletin said.

The result of 376 samples was still awaited.

In Punjab, there were 19 positive cases in Nawanshahr, five in Mohali, four in Jalandhar, three in Hoshiarpur and one each in Amritsar and Ludhiana, as per the bulletin.

Out of them, one person, tested positive in Nawanshahr, had died.

All remaining 32 cases have been under hospital isolation and they were stable, said the bulletin.

Close contacts of these cases have also been put under quarantine and surveillance, it said.

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