Punjab reports another coronavirus death; total 6

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Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Punjab on Sunday reported one more coronavirus death, taking the state’s death toll to six.

The state saw three new cases. With this, the total number of cases rose to 68, said the state’s medical bulletin.
Among the three positive cases, one patient was a member of the Tablighi Jamaat, who returned from the congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz in March. He was reported in Ludhiana city.
A spokesperson for the state government said six Tablighi Jamaat members tested positive till date. He said samples of 350 members were collected and out of them 117 people tested negative.
Of the 18 people originally infected, seven reported negative on Sunday. One was tested negative on Saturday, raising the number of patients recovered to eight, Special Chief Secretary K.B.S. Sidhu informed in a tweet.
The eight were related to the deceased Baldev Singh, a resident of Banga town in Nawanshahr district who died of a heart attack but was diagnosed coronavirus positive after his death.
He is suspected to have infected 27 people, including 14 of his family members.
–IANS
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