Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 26
With the district reporting two fresh Covid 19 cases here on Tuesday, the total count of positive cases in the district has reached 337. Both the patients, who tested positive, are women in their mid-sixties. While one of them is from Chehharta, the other is from Islamabad area.
The district has reported a total of 337 positive cases, 301 recoveries and six deaths so far. The number of active cases at present is 30.
Civil Surgeon Dr Jugal Kishore confirmed that two new cases of Covid-19 were reported. He said both the patients did not have any travel history or any contact with a Covid-19 positive patient.
The district had reported at least two cases of community spread on Monday who had got themselves tested at a private diagnostic lab. Even on Saturday, of the total five positive cases reported, at least two had no travel history or contact with a positive patient. Earlier on Friday, a 60-year-old local resident, presumed to be a case of community spread, died of Covid-19 at a hospital.
With more and more people with no travel history or contact with a positive patient in the last few days, the authorities believe that community spread of coronavirus in the district has begun. The authorities stated that people needed to be more careful now as the government has eased restrictions on movement and markets too were opening up.
Deputy Commissioner Shivdular Singh Dhillon in a video message has warned the residents who do not wear masks while stepping out of their homes. He has said a maximum number of people are abiding by all the guidelines, but a few are still careless. The police have been instructed to take action against such miscreants.
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