Chandigarh/ludhiana : Three coronavirus patients, a six-year-old among them, died in Punjab on Sunday, taking the death toll to 35. A six-year-old boy from Haibowal in Ludhiana and two men aged 82 and 84 from Gurdaspur died. The boy had tested positive after he died on Saturday.
Health officials said he was suffering from jaundice and was referred from Ludhiana Civil Hospital to Government Medical College and Hospital, Patiala, and from there to PGI Chandigarh. The two men from Gurdaspur who died, a health official said, were undergoing treatment for a kidney problem in Jalandhar and died at Christian Medical College and Hospital where they were referred.
Punjab reported 18 new cases of novel coronavirus on Sunday, taking the tally to 1,964, as per the media bulletin. Of 18, five were had returned from Dubai, three were reported from Amritsar and two from Nawanshar. A health official said that of the 124 who had returned from Dubai, samples of 87 had been tested, of which seven had tested positive. (Source : Indian Express)