COVID-19: Punjab records 427 new cases and 19 deaths in a day

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Chandigarh, October 17: Punjab reported 427 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 more deaths in the the last 24 hours, taking the state’s infection tally to 1,27,154 and death toll to 3,999 on Saturday, according to a medical bulletin.

As per the bulletin, Jalandhar reported 73 new cases, Ludhiana 54 and Mohali 48.

A total of 760 coronavirus patients, who recovered from the infection, were discharged, taking the recovered cases tally of the state to 1,16,925.

Thereare 6,230 active COVID-19 cases in the state till date.

The bulletin said that 22 critical patients are on ventilator support, while 140 are on oxygen support.

A total of 23,00,669 samples have been collected for testing in the state so far, said the bulletin.

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