Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 14
Fatalities continue to remain at an alarming level as 23 persons succumbed to the virus in Amritsar district on Friday. With this, the toll increased to 1,191.
The health authorities reported as many as 438 fresh positive cases in the last 24 hours, thus taking the number of positive cases to 39,677.
The new cases include 291 influenza-like illness (ILI) cases and 147 contacts of positive patients.
The health authorities reported recovery of 635 patients, with which the recovery count reached 32,591. At present, the district has a total of 5,895 active cases.
Those who lost their battle to the virus include Reenu Bhalla (59), a resident of Jawahar Nagar on Batala road; Chandar Kanta (80), of Partap Bajar; Harmeet Kaur (54), of Kot Mitt Singh; Gursharan Kaur (71), of Roriwal; Harjinder Singh (65), of Tehsilpura; Diwan Chand (69), of Hargobind Avenue; Gurpreet Singh (38), of Islamabad; Swaran Singh (70), of Baba Bakala; Harkamaljit Singh (41), of Chheharta; Raj Kaur (65), of Satheyala village; Geeta Rani (60); of Fakir Singh Colony; Roshan Lal (74), of Majitha road; Jarnail Singh (80), of Lahori Gate; Sukhwinder Kaur (45), of Sultanwind road; Sarbjit Singh (65), of Mehnian Brahmana; Terjinder Singh (61), of Ganda Singh Colony; Bimla Devi (92), of Green Avenue; Sahil Gupta (28), of New Naraingarh; Harjinder Kaur (69), of Maal Mandi; Manjit Kaur (68), of Aman Avenue; Harjinder Singh (56), of Baba Bakala; Kamlesh Rani (50), of Kathunagal and Sukhbir Singh (59), of Partap Nagar.
GNDU holds vax drive for C-class employees
Guru Nanak Dev University conducted a vaccination drive for teaching and non-teaching employees. The university has been covering even daily wagers and C-class employees as part of its extensive vaccination campaign. The university had begun vaccination drive for its employees on April 1 and has inoculated 1,000 beneficiaries so far.
Two deaths, 12 cases reported in Tarn Taran
The district health authorities reported two Covid-19 related deaths on Friday. With this, the toll reached 256. Those who succumbed to the virus include Sukhwinder Kaur (55) and Jagir Kaur (65)
The authorities reported 12 positive cases in the district today. At present, the district has 856 active cases.
Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said 587 patients have been isolated at their homes. He said a total of 1,12,083 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the district.
The Deputy Commissioner said according to the instructions of the state government, vaccination drive for 18 to 44 age group commenced today in the district. He said 2,026 beneficiaries in this age group were inoculated, including 1,164 construction workers.
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