Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 16
With 11 more deaths reported in the district during the last 24 hours, the toll has increased to 1,228. The health authorities reported 396 new cases with which the total count has reached 40,477 on Sunday.
The new cases include 253 influenza-like illness cases and 143 contacts of positive patients. With the Health Department reporting recovery of 460 patients, the recovery count has improved to 33,876. At present, the district has a total of 5,373 active cases.
The deceased have been identified as Harbhajan Singh, a 65-year-old from New Harkrishan Nagar; Davinder Singh (51) of Tungbala; Rajwinder Kaur (42) of Majitha road; Sunita (47) of Mohkampura; Ram Parkash (80) of Islamabad; Sudesh Rani (65) of Bhittaewad (Ajnala); Jagir Kaur (52) of Kirpal Colony (Tungbala); Mohinder Singh (73) of Shivala colony; Prem Singh (53) of Rishi Vihar; Paramjit Kaur (81) of Sant avenue and Balwinder Kaur (66) of Golden Avenue.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,486 persons were inoculated on Sunday. These included 300 workers registered with the Labour Department, 979 residents with co-morbid conditions in the 18-44 age group and 207 family members of healthcare workers (HCWs).
The partially vaccinated include 25,056 HCWs, 52,440 FLWs and 1,92,131 residents above 45 years of age. Besides 14,954 HCWs, 17,373 FLWs and 39,278 residents above 45 years have been completely vaccinated.
Two deaths, 65 new cases reported in Tarn Taran
The health authorities reported two Covid-19 related deaths in Tarn Taran on Sunday. With this, the toll increased to 263. The deceased include Sukhwinder Kaur (55) and Jagir Kaur (65).
The health authorities reported 65 positive cases today and the number of active cases reached 799.
The Health Department has inoculated 1,14,740 persons so far, including 1,266 beneficiaries above 18 years. The department collected 857 samples today.
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