National

Coronavirus: Punjab reports second death, positive cases put at 38

A deserted view of Hall Bazaar during nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, in Amritsar.

A deserted view of Hall Bazaar during nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, in Amritsar.   | Photo Credit: PTI

No fresh case has been reported in the State during the last 48 hours

Punjab has reported its second COVID-19 death, after a 62-year-old man died at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Amritsar.

Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India

With the latest death late on Sunday, the total COVID-19 related fatalities in Punjab have increased to two. The total number of positive cases stand at 38. No fresh case has been reported during the last 48 hours.

The deceased, a resident of Moranwali village of district Hoshiarpur, was a contact case of the 70-year-old man, who was the first casualty of the pandemic in Punjab and had died on March 18.

Prabhadeep Kaur, civil surgeon, Amritsar, told The Hindu that the deceased, who was a confirmed positive case suffered a cardiac arrest late on Sunday and died. “The patient was also known to have diabetes and hypertension. He was under treatment at the hospital since March 23,” she said.

Watch | COVID-19: Dos and don'ts from the Health Ministry

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Related Topics
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 4, 2020 6:25:56 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/coronavirus-punjab-reports-second-death-positive-cases-put-at-38/article31203165.ece

Next Story