Chandigarh, Aug 2 (PTI) Punjab on Sunday reported 18 more deaths due to COVID-19, pushing the state's toll to 423, while 792 fresh cases took its tally to 17,853, a medical bulletin stated.

Of the latest fatalities, eight were reported from Ludhiana, four from Patiala, three from Amritsar, and one each from Tarn Taran, Pathankot and Mohali, it said.

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The fresh cases were reported from Ludhiana (147), Patiala (100), Jalandhar (98), Moga (84), Mohali (52), Amritsar (44), Ferozepur (42), Barnala (35), and Sangrur (25).

A total of 391 COVID-19 patients were discharged after recovery. So far, 11,466 people have been cured of the disease, according to the bulletin.

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As of now, there are 5,964 active COVID-19 cases in the state, the bulletin said.

Eleven patients are critical and on ventilator support, while 146 are on oxygen support, it said.

A total of 5,99,651 samples have been taken for testing so far in the state, it said. PTI CHS VSD

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