Tribune News Service
Amritsar, August 6
With two more deaths in the district due to Covid-19, the toll reached 88 on Thursday. The health authorities also reported 44 new cases, taking the total count to 2,137 in the district. In the past 24 hours, 60 persons recovered from the disease, taking the number of recoveries to 1,576. The number of active cases stood at 473.
The deceased included Dasaunda Singh, a 70-year-old resident of Kot Harnamdas locality on Sultanwind Road and Baljit Kaur, a 57-year-old resident of Khaila Kalan village.
Dasaunda Singh was being treated at Government Medical College here and had co-morbidities such as diabetes and pneumonia. Baljit Kaur was admitted to IVY Hospital and was a patient of diabetes and hypertension.
The new cases included 28 persons with influenza-like illness (ILI) and 16 contacts of Covid patients, eight of them BSF jawans posted at Khasa. One ILI case each was reported from Vikas Nagar, Maqboolpura, Shareefpura, Sattowal village near Baba Bakala, Khalchian, Bhatha Tara Singh (Ajnala), Jiwan Singh Road (Gol Bagh), Katra Khajana, Partap Nagar, Meera Chak, Wadala Johal, Rose Avenue, Majitha Road, Hukam Singh Road, Bal Kalan, Katra Sher Singh, Kaluwali (Verka), Josan Market (Hall Bazaar), Budha Theh village, Bhangwan village, Gobind Nagar, Kot Harnamdas, Green City, New Golden Avenue, Anand Avenue, Bhawani Nagar, Bharat Nagar (Batala Road) and Wadala Kalan.
The contact cases included eight jawans of BSF battalion posted at Khasa, three from Guru Harkrishan Nagar, two from Preet Vihar and one each from Green Field on Majitha Road, IVY Hospital and Kathunangal.
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