It was after a gap of more than eight months today that Jalandhar district reported less than 100 Covid cases in a day. As per the state data received on Tuesday, the district, which used to occupy first or second position in Punjab in terms of number of daily cases, today came down to seventh spot with Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Mohali, Amritsar, Bathinda and Patiala reporting slightly higher number of cases than its own tally of 85.
Jalandhar however, saw seven mortalities due to Covid today. While the positivity rate has fallen to 1.82 per cent, the number of active cases stands at 1,509. After today’s addition, the total number of Covid cases in the district so far is 61,398 and the death toll is 1,420. The containment zones in the district are in Patti Kamalpur village, Kabir Nagar and Madhuban Colony. The district also reported two fresh cases of black fungus, with total cases now going up to 37.