PATIALA: A 10-day-old infant was among the ten coronavirus patients in Punjab who passed away on Thursday, taking the fatality count in the state to 370.
The baby boy, who was from Patiala, is believed to be the youngest COVID-19 casualty in Punjab. His mother is undergoing treatment after testing positive for the infection, Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said.
“We are awaiting details to know whether the baby had some other health problems,” Dr Malhotra said.
With 511 fresh cases, the state count of Covid cases has reached 15,456 on Thursday. Besides, the state reported 10 more deaths in the past 24 hours.
According to the state government bulletin, Ludhiana again topped in terms of Covid casualities as four deaths were reported. Three deaths were reported from Jalandhar, one each from Amritsar, Hoshiarpur and Patiala.