36 more succumb, toll crosses 700-mark in Punjab

As far as the worst-affected districts are concerned, Ludhiana topped the chart with 222 cases, followed by Jalandhar (176), Patiala (140), SAS Nagar (88), Bathinda (79), Ferozepur (66), Fatehgarh Sahib (43), Amritsar (41) and Faridkot (32).

Ludhiana district also reported the maximum of 13 deaths, followed by Jalandhar (5), Patiala, SAS Nagar and Sangrur (3 each), Amritsar, Patiala and Tarn Taran (2 each), and Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur and Sangrur (1 each).

Ludhiana’s death cases included a 26-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman from Dashmesh Nagar and Noorwala road, respectively. The Dashmesh Nagar patient was suffering from diabetes and the other was anemic and suffering from hypothyroidism. An 80-year-old patient belonging to New Upkar Nagar also lost his life. He was admitted to Deepak Hospital and was hypertensive. Two septuagenarians also succumbed to Covid. One of them was suffering from coronary artery disease and the other was having high blood pressure.

Others who lost their lives were in the age group of 50-60 and had co-morbid conditions.