Nine fresh cases, HP count mounts to 15

Shimla: The total number of positive Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh has risen to 15 with nine samples at Indira Gandhi Medical College testing positive. These include four persons of the Tablighi Jamaat from Baddi and five Delhi residents, who were staying at the guest house of an industrial unit at Baddi. They had left for Medanta Hospital on Friday after a 70-year-old woman died at the PGI, Chandigarh. She was earlier hospitalised at Baddi. Three more of the Tablighi Jamaat belonging to Mandi , who tested positive , are under treatment at the Tanda hospital in Kangra. TNS

Punjab sees eight more cases, count 65

Chandigarh: With eight fresh cases reported on Saturday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has reached 65 in Punjab. As per the Health Department, three cases have been reported from Amritsar, two SAS Nagar and one each from Jalandhar, Pathankot and Faridkot. So far, the samples of 1,824 suspected cases were sent for testing, of which 1,520 were found negative and reports of 239 were awaited. A total of 65 were found positive from 11 districts. The state has reported five casualties so far. TNS

17 fresh cases in J&K

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir saw a major spike in Covid-19 cases on Saturday after 17 persons tested positive for the virus, taking the total number of cases in J&K to 92. Most of the fresh Covid-19 cases were reported from Kashmir, where Srinagar, Bandipora and Budgam are worst-hit. TNS

Rohtak woman dies in Delhi hospital

Chandigarh: With 26 fresh cases, Haryana on Saturday witnessed a spike of nearly 60 per cent in Covid cases, taking the tally to 70. Palwal reported 13 new cases, Faridabad eight, Gurugram and Bhiwani two each and Kaithal one. According to official sources, 22 of 26 cases were linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin. A Rohtak woman died in a Delhi hospital on Friday. She was suffering from multiple ailments. The authorities, however, did not include her name in the health bulletin. TNS

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