1 more loses Covid battle in Amritsar

60-yr-old woman was resident of Bandala village; dist count 362

1 more loses Covid battle in Amritsar

A Health Department official screens a patient at the Civil Hospital in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo: Sunil kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 28

A 60-year-old Covid-19 patient, who was admitted to the Covid Care Centre at Government Medical College, died here on Thursday. It is the seventh death due to the coronavirus in the district.

The victim, Jaspal Kaur, a resident of Bandala village in Baba Bakala tehsil, had tested positive at an authorised private diagnostic lab here on Wednesday. Health authorities said a known case of hypertension with CAD (coronary artery disease) with old cerebellar infarct was shifted to GMC from a private hospital in an unconscious state.

The doctors said she was put on oxygen support. Her condition deteriorated around 12.30 pm on Thursday after which she was put on ventilator support.

Meanwhile, the district reported nine fresh cases. With the new cases, the total count of positive patients has increased to 362. While eight patients have been admitted to a local hospital, one has been reported from DMC, Ludhiana. Civil Surgeon Dr Jugal Kishore said the district at present had 48 active cases. Apart from 306 recoveries, the district has reported seven deaths due to the infection till date.

Dr Jugal said two positive patients were reported last night while six cases were contacts — family members and neighbours of a Covid-19 positive woman from the Chehharta area — were detected on Wednesday.

2 fresh cases in Tarn Taran

Two fresh Covid-19 positive cases were admitted to the isolation ward on Wednesday night after they had tested positive. The district now had four active cases, said Civil Surgeon Dr Anoop Kumar. The new patients included a 20-year-old man, a resident of Bagrian village, who had returned from the US recently and a 26-year-old resident of Khadoor Sahib who had returned from Mumbai recently. Both the patients were kept in a quarantine centre on their return to the district from where they had now been shifted to the isolation ward.

385 persons under home quarantine in dist

As many as 385 persons are quarantined in 123 houses house nowadays. As the number of patients rising, without any travel history and contact with a Covid-19 patient, it has become more challenging for the administration to trace the contacts of the infected patients. According to information, most of the persons, who returned from other states and countries, have been home-quarantined.

Nitish Singla, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation (MC), along with 20 sector magistrates and rapid response teams, are taking care of all these persons.

The teams keep a check on the migrated persons and anyone who is declared positive in hospitals. The sector magistrates immediately trace their contacts and quarantine them. The medical staff observe the health of persons quarantined in homes.

21 more quarantined at Khadoor Sahib

Tarn Taran: Twentyone persons, who had returned from Kuwait and Dubai, were quarantined in a hostel of Sri Guru Angad Dev College, Khadoor Sahib, 25 km from here. The hostel was being used as a quarantine centre by the Punjab Health Department where boarding and lodging facilities were being given by the Kara Sewa sect led by environmentalist Baba Sewa Singh.

Bhai Nirmal Singh of the sect said seven of them reached here from Kuwait this morning and 14 came last night. “A total of 60 persons have been residing here at the moment,” said Bhai Nirmal Singh. — OC

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