13 deaths, 421 cases surface in Amritsar district

13 deaths, 421 cases surface in Amritsar district

Is all well? Cops march near Novelty Chowk in Amritsar during the lockdown imposed by the government to check the spread of Covid-19 cases on Monday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 3

The district reported 13 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24-hours, with which the toll reached 998 on Monday. The health authorities have also reported 421 new cases, with which the count increased to 33,502.

The new cases include 300 influenza-like illness cases and 121 contacts of positive patients. The health authorities have also reported the recovery of 700 patients, with which the recovery count improved to 27,786. The district at present has a total of 4,718 active cases.

Beds earmarked: How to look for it

  • The district has earmarked 819 beds, including 250 at Government Medical College (GMC) for level-II category patients and 506 beds, including 250 at GMC for level-III category patients.
  • The health authorities said 50 more level-III category beds have been set up at GMC recently.
  • As per the bed status report, 402 level-II beds and 125 level-III beds are available at GMC and 29 other hospitals.
  • The health officials said for authentic information on bed availability status, residents can check the district administration’s website amritsar.nic.in.

While the number of cases, including those in the level-II and level-III categories, is increasing with each passing day, the family members of patients are making frantic calls to enquire about the availability of beds. Some complained that there was shortage of beds and private hospitals were refusing admission even if the bed-availability status released by the district administration shows that beds were available.

Those who succumbed to the virus

Residents who lost their battle to Covid-19 include Jaswant Singh (52), a resident of Sandhu Nangal village; Mukhtar Singh (65) of Nawa Pind; Kanta (58) of Jandiala; Santosh (60) of Shareefpura; Tarun (38) of Katra Sahib Dayal; Sohan Lal (72) of Katra Karam Singh; Tarsem Lal (45) of Majitha; Manu (36) of Namak Mandi; Ajit Kumar (58) of Nathu Colony (Majitha Road); Manjla (36) of Guru Ramdas Avenue (Majitha Road); Jannat John (78) of Mahan Singh gate; Ajit Singh (61) of Sultanwind Road; and Manohar Lal (65) of Rani ka Bagh.

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