2 deaths, 44 fresh infections in Amritsar district

2 deaths, 44 fresh infections in Amritsar district

The district authorities declared Dashmesh Nagar in Kot Khalsa area as a micro-containment zone in Amritsar. Photo: Sunil Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 1

The district health authorities reported two deaths and 44 fresh Covid-19 cases here on Saturday. The death toll due to the disease has increased to 80 and the count of positive patients reached 1,903.

The deceased have been identified as 40-year-old Babaik Singh, a resident of Daburji Police Lines, admitted at Government Medical College and 74-year-old Darshan Kaur, a resident of Friends Colony (Sultanwind Road) admitted at EMC hospital.

The health authorities stated that Babaik Singh was diabetic while Darshan Kaur had diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease. Of the new cases, 25 are people with influenza-like illness (ILI) cases and 19 contacts of positive patients.

One each ILI case was reported from Bhankna Kalan, Kashmir Avenue, Baba Budha Ji Avenue, Nawi Abadi, Sant Nagar Verka, Janta Colony, Aliwal, Ramdass (Ajnala), Gunowal (Ajnala), Majitha, Gali Devi Wali, Laxmansar Chowk, Azad Road, Sohian Kalan, Amar Singh Colony, New Diamond Avenue, Basant Avenue, Labour Colony Khandwala and two each from Kale Mahal, Rani Ka Bagh and Majitha House (Albert Road).

The contact cases include one each of Vijay Nagar police station and E-Division police station, besides two from the office of Commissioner of Police. The Health Department has also reported five contact cases from the 88 Battalion of the BSF posted at Khasa. Further, four contact cases from IVY Hospital, three from Bal Kalan village, two from Guru Nagar, Verka, and one from Friends Colony (Sultanwind Road) have also been reported.

The district health authorities stated that 23 patients had recovered in the last 24 hours after which the total recovery count has increased to 1,344. At present, the district has 479 active cases.

Staff warned for not wearing masks

In a notice issued on Saturday, the GMC authorities warned employees against not wearing masks while performing their duties. The matter was taken up by Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr Himanshu Aggarwal after a visit to the hospital. The ADC was appointed in-charge of the Covid-19 operations recently. The notice states that in future if an employee is found without a mask, action would be taken against the guilty.

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