Tribune News Service
Amritsar, August 13
With four more patients dying of Covid-19, the death toll in the district increased to 105 on Thursday. The health authorities also reported 60 new Covid cases, taking the total count to 2,634. The number of active cases is 500 while 72 persons recovered in the past 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 2,029.
The deceased have been identified as Sukhdev Singh, a 65-year-old resident of Kot Atma Ram on Sultanwind Road; Kulwinder Singh, a 47-year-old resident of Nawakot; Kailashwanti, a 61-year-old resident of Gumtala; and Harbhajan Singh, a 59-year-old resident of B-Block, New Amritsar. Except for Kulwinder Singh, all others were patients of chronic kidney disease.
The contact cases included 11 personnel from the BSF battalion posted at Khasa, four persons from Prem Nagar (Majitha Road), three from B-Block Ranjit Avenue, two persons each from Indira Colony, Hamidpura (Naraingarh) and Aman Avenue and one case each from Guru Arjan Dev Nagar, Government Medical College, Gopal Nagar, Gumtala, New Amritsar and Khandwala.
Meanwhile, the gynecology unit at Government Medical College has been closed for sanitisation after at least four employees tested positive for the disease. Patients admitted at the unit have also been shifted to other units.
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