68 more Covid-19 deaths


DW BUREAU / chandigarh Punjab reported 68 more deaths due to COVID-19 on Friday, pushing the death toll to 3,134, while 1,930 fresh cases took the infection tally to 1,07,096. Eleven deaths were reported from Amritsar, eight from Hoshiarpur, seven from Ludhiana, six each from Bathinda and Jalandhar and five from Fazilka, as per a medical bulletin. Three deaths each were reported from Fazilka, Mohali, SBS Nagar and Sangrur, two each from Ferozepur, Moga, Muktsar, Rupnagar and Tarn Taran and one each from Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurdaspur and Pathankot, it said. Among places which reported fresh cases include Jalandhar (256), Amritsar (176), Ludhiana (171), Bathinda (163), Mohali (160), Patiala (118) and Pathankot (117). There are 19,937 active COVID-19 cases in the state, according to the bulletin. A total of 2,550 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering from the infection, taking the number of cured persons to 84,025.Seventy-three critical patients are on ventilator support while 435 are on oxygen support, the bulletin said. A total of 17,13,652 samples have been collected for COVID-19 testing in the state, it added. India's COVID-19 caseload zoomed past 58 lakh, while over 47 lakh people have recuperated from the disease, pushing the national recovery rate to 81.74 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 58,18,570 with 86,052 infections being reported in a day. The death toll climbed to 92,290 with 1,141 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. The total recoveries have surged to 47,56,164. The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection was recorded at 1.59 per cent. There are  9,70,116  active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 16.67 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and it went past 50 lakh on September 16. According to ICMR, a cumulative total of 6,89,28,440 samples have been tested up to September 24 with 14,92,409 samples being tested on Thursday. (editor@dailyworld.in)




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