In Punjab, a record 98 people died of the infection on Monday. At the same time, 6318 new cases of infection have been reported. 665 patients hospitalized to have health problems are having trouble breathing. The condition of 85 infected remains critical. In Punjab, 8530 patients have died due to infection so far. Sampling of about 45 thousand people is being done daily in the state. However, the Chief Minister has ordered Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to increase it to 50 thousand daily.
According to the Health Department in Punjab, samples of 69, 96, 890 people have been taken, of which 345366 people have reported positive. 286942 infected people admitted to hospitals have been cured. 49894 active cases have been registered. Of the 98 infected deaths on Monday, 11 in Amritsar, 4 in Bathinda, 1 in Faridkot, 2 in Fazilka, 2 in Ferozepur, 7 in Gurdaspur, 7 in Hoshiarpur, 6 in Jalandhar, 10 in Ludhiana, 2 in Monsa, in Moga. 2, 11 in Mohali, 3 in Muktsar, 3 in Pathankot, 14 in Patiala, 2 in Ropar, 7 in Sangrur, 2 in SBS Nagar and 2 in Tarn Taran.
In Punjab, the situation is getting worse with Corona vaccination along with oxygen. In Punjab, 1.5 million doses are needed every week to keep the vaccination campaign smooth, but the state has only 1.9 lakh available. Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that on the plea of the government, the Center has asked to give 1.5 lakh doses of Kovishield on Tuesday.
The Health Minister said that the Punjab government is arranging vaccination at all health centers. Along with this, special camps are being set up in rural areas, so that people can be facilitated at their doorstep. He said that we have the ability to easily vaccinate 3 lakh beneficiaries. So far more than 3005083 people have been vaccinated in Punjab, under which a total of 2682393 persons have been given the first vaccine and 322690 have been given the second dose.