11 die, toll mounts to 785 in Amritsar

316 fresh Covid cases take tally of infections to 25,147 in district

11 die, toll mounts to 785 in Amritsar

A joint team of police and health employees collected Covid samples of those who were seen without a mask at Hakeema Wala during checking in Amritsar. photo: vishal kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 14

The district health authorities reported 11 deaths on Wednesday, taking the toll to 785.

The Health Department also reported 316 new cases with which the tally of infections reached 25,147. The deceased have been identified as Amrit Singh, 84, of Bhai Manjh Singh Nagar; Moti Khurana, 73, of the Mall Road; Sewa Singh, 76, of Jandiala Guru; Prabhjot Singh, 25, of Dhendel Mehta Chowk; Manjit Kaur, 40, of Dheriwal village; Upkar Singh, 70, of Gurnaam Nagar on the Sultanwind Road; Deepak Kumar, 45, of Bharat Nagar on Batala Road; Sneh, 60, of New Golden Avenue; Santosh Sharma, 80, of Majitha House; Amarjit Kaur, 70; Adarsh, 75, of Loharka Road.

Of 316 positive cases, 229 are influenza-like illness (ILI) cases and 87 are contacts of positive cases. As many as 250 patients have successfully recovered.

Meanwhile, 5,494 persons were vaccinated on Wednesday. Figures reveal that till date 1,91,508 persons have been vaccinated.

Health officials and police personnel checked the compliance of masks among people. They asked violators to abide by the Covid-19 norms to secure their health. They visited various parts of the city such as localities inside the Hakima, Khazana and Lohgarh gates.

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