Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 8
The Health Department on Saturday reported 13 more casualties due to Covid-19 in the district, pushing the toll to 1,092. Besides, the district also reported 610 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the count to 36,712.
The new cases include 462 influenza-like illness cases and 148 contacts of positive patients. Meanwhile, with recovery of 500 patients, the total recovery count has risen to 30,026. At present, the district has a total of 5,594 active cases.
The surge in the number of casualties during the last few days has created a panic among residents. The district has reported 130 deaths since May 1 and 4,204 cases in the last eight days. Health officials stated that the number of positive cases was increasing daily.
The officials have also asked the residents to get their tests done on experiencing any of the symptoms and isolate them from others. The residents have also been advised to seek medical assistance instead of relying on home remedies.
Those who died due to Covid-19 have been identified as 56-year-old Raj Rani of Dashmesh Nagar near Jaura Fatak; 52-year-old Baldev Singh of Kotla Kajjian village; 49-year-old Komaljit Singh of Fateh Avenue; 40-year-old Lakhshmi of Kot Khalsa; 74-year-old Veer Kaur of Yaseen Road; 77-year-old Chaman Lal of Jujhar Singh Avenue; 34-year-old Jagroop Aulakh of Ajnala; 82-year-old Kuldeep Singh of Golden Avenue; 58-year-old Dimple Bedi of Guru Nanak Nagar (Chheharta); 47-yer-old Shelly Arora of Shiv Nagar; 74-year-old Surinder Kaur of Chowk Karori; 53-year-old Parmatma New Dashmesh Nagar (Kot Khalsa); and 55-year-old Jasbir Singh of Sultanwind village.
Seven fall prey to Covid in Tarn Taran
Seven persons lost their lives to Covid in Tarn Taran on Saturday. With this, the toll reached 240 .The number of deaths today was the highest in a single day.
The ones who succumbed to the virus have been identified as Mohan Singh (68), Sawinder Singh (75), Balwinder Kaur (60), Narinder Singh (57), Surinder Kaur (65), Darshan Singh (63) and Mohinder Singh (56) who all were admitted at Amritsar hospitals.
The deceased were cremated with the Covid-19 norms under the supervision of the Health Department officials.
The Health Department said 179 new Covid-19 positive cases had been reported today which too was the highest since the pandemic. — OC
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