JALANDHAR: The number of coronavirus patients continued to surge in Punjab with two more persons testing COVID-19 positive, taking total cases to 33 in the state.
One case has been reported from Jalandhar and the other from Nawanshahr.
The Health Department said the condition of all positive patients is stable.
Assuring everyone, particularly the Doctors & health staff that there is no shortage of medical supplies (right from testing kits of #COVID19 to protective equipment) in Punjab. The safety of Doctors & health workers is of paramount importance for they are our frontline warriors. pic.twitter.com/FdxHYeB9Pk— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) March 26, 2020
Among fresh cases, a woman, a resident of Nawanshahr, contracted the infection from the 70-year-old Nawanshahr man, who died of coronavirus last week. While the second fresh case, a 72-year-old woman from Jalandhar had recently visited aborad.
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Meanwhile, 15 villages in Nawanshahr district with a population of 20,000 have been quarantined.
In Punjab, there were 19 positive cases in Nawanshahr, five in Mohali, four in Jalandhar, three in Hoshiarpur and one each in Amritsar and Ludhiana.