Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 29
With two more casualties due to Covid-19 reported on Monday, the toll has increased to 41 in the district. The health authorities also reported 22 new positive cases. With this, the total count of positive patients has reached 945 in the district.
The first victim has been identified as 55-year-old Bharat Bhushan of Chowk Passian in the old walled city. He was admitted to Government Medical College. The other victim is 71-year-old Davinder Singh of Sariffpura area. He was admitted to Amandeep Hospital.
Of the new patients, 18 are ILI (influenza-like illness) cases and four are contacts of positive patients. Sandhu Colony reported two ILI cases while Green Avenue, Shivala Bhayyian, 100 Feet Road, Batala Road, Bhagtanwala, Sultanwind Road, Makhanwindi, Katra Jaimal Singh, Varindavan Garden, Batala Road, Tarn Taran Road, Shariffpura, Majitha Road, Katra Bhaggian, Baba Deep Singh Avenue and Katar Nagar reported one each case. Besides, three contacts of a patient from Chheharta and one from the Vigilance tested positive.
So far, the district has discharged 740 patients after complete recovery. Out of the 164 active cases, 116 patients are admitted to hospitals and 48 are home-quarantined.
As the Covid-19 cases are increasing in the city, the administration has converted a bus into a mobile sample collection vehicle which would be sent to affected areas to collect samples. The bus fitted with a glass partition would enable medical staff to collect samples of suspected patients without getting exposed. Officials stated that now the suspected patients from the affected areas would not require visiting hospitals for giving samples. The bus would start its operations from Tuesday.
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