Chandigarh, June 12
Punjab on Saturday registered less than 1,000 cases of coronavirus infections after almost three months.
The state reported 979 cases, taking the total count of infections to 5,86,947, while 56 more fatalities pushed the toll to 15,503, said a medical bulletin.
The number of active cases dropped to 14,064 from 15,306 on Friday.
Six deaths were reported from Amritsar and five each from Fazilka, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur and Patiala, among fatalities which took place in the last 24-hours.
Amritsar reported 99 infections, followed by 92 in Ludhiana, 91 in Jalandhar and 79 in Bathinda, among fresh cases.
The state’s positivity rate dropped to 1.78 per cent from 2.05 per cent on Friday.
With 2,135 recoveries from the infection, the number of cured persons reached 5,57,380, the bulletin said.
There are 195 critical patients who are on ventilator support, besides 604 other critical patients while 2,659 are on oxygen support, the bulletin said.
A total of 99,96,859 samples have been collected for testing so far in the state, it said.