16 fall prey to virus, 301 test positive in Amritsar

16 fall prey to virus, 301  test positive in Amritsar

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 18

The district on Tuesday recorded 16 deaths due to Covid-19, pushing the toll to 1,261. The health authorities also reported 301 new cases with which the total count increased to 41,205 in the district.

The new cases include 189 influenza-like illness cases and 112 contacts of positive patients. The health authorities also reported the recovery of 485 patients with which the count of recuperated persons improved to 34,846. At present, the district has a total of 5,098 active cases.

The deceased have been identified as Ravinder Kaur (48) of Ajnala; Jeet Kaur (77) of Pheruman village; Daulat Singh (88) of Guru Nanak Nagar (Batala Road); Surinder Kaur (65) of Hukam Chand colony; Surjit Kaur (70) of Gujjarpura; Vishwanath (62) of Udham Singh Nagar (Chabal Road); Desh Bandhu (73) of Harpal Avenue (Chheharta) Satnam Kaur (65) of New Azad Nagar (Sultanwind Road); Subhash Chandra (73) of Laxmansar Chowk; Vinod Kumar (66) of Basant Nagar (Majitha Road); Ashok Kumar(76) of Tunda Talab; Parminder Singh (42) of A-block Ranjit Avenue; Dalip Singh (86) of Bhaini Badeshan village; Rupinder Kaur (58) of Boparai village; Jagir Singh (81) of E-block Ranjit Avenue and Dharampal Singh (82) of New Ranjitpura.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,181 residents were vaccinated against Covid-19. These included 705 workers registered with the Labour Department, 894 people with comorbidities in the 18-44 age group, two healthcare workers, 24 frontline workers and 58 residents above 45 years of age.

So far, 25,059 healthcare workers, 43,923 frontline workers, 1,92,163 residents above 45 years and 7,584 persons in the 18-44 age group have been partially vaccinated while 14,957 healthcare workers, 17,392 frontline workers and 39,318 residents above 45 years of age have been completely vaccinated.

Three die in Tarn Taran

The health authorities reported three Covid-19 related deaths in Tarn Taran on Tuesday. With this, the toll increased to 268 in the district. The authorities reported 34 positive cases today. At present, the district has 835 active cases.

Those who breathed their last include Daya Singh (72), Darshan Singh (50) and Savinder Kaur (63).

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