COVID-19 pandemic

4 more lose life, 55 fresh Covid cases in Amritsar district

Toll reaches 84; infection count 1,958; recoveries 1,395

4 more lose life, 55 fresh Covid cases in Amritsar district

The district authorities have sealed Sunder Nagar at Kot Khalsa in Amritsar. Photo: Sunil Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 2

The district reported the death of four more patients due to Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, as reported by the district health authorities. With this, the death toll in the district has increased to 84.

The deceased include 48-year-old Tarsem Singh, a resident of Pheruman village near Baba Bakala; 67-year-old Mohinder Singh, a resident of Sandhu Colony (Batala Road); 69-year-old Charanjit Kaur, a resident of Chamiari village (Ajnala) and 72-year-old Manjeet Kaur, a resident of Bal Kalan village near Majitha.

Manjeet Kaur, who was a patient of diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease, died on way to Government Medical College while the remaining three were undergoing treatment at the hospital.

The district witnessed 55 new positive cases, taking the total count to 1,958. The new cases include 28 persons with influenza-like illness cases (ILI) and 27 contacts of positive patients.

One ILI case each was reported from Ramana village, Angarh, Dhab Khatikan, Guru Harkrishan Nagar, Gharinda police station, Verka, Putlighar, Kot Karnail Singh, Vallah, Jujhar Avenue, Bal Kalan police station, Ishwar Nagar, Gate Hakeema, Beas, Aggarwal Nursing Home, Islamabad, Preet Avenue, Taragarh, Ajnala, Phulke village, Bholiyan village (Ajnala), Narain Nagar (Gol Bagh), D-Block Kashmir Avenue, Shaliwal village, Mustafabad and two cases from Jujhar Singh Avenue.

The contact cases include four from Indira Colony, three each from Ivy Hospital, Akaash Avenue and Ranjitpura (Chheharta), two cases each from Military Hospital, Friends Colony (Plah Sahib), Chhota Haripura, Sehaj Avenue (Majitha Road) and Bakhna Kalan village and one case each from the office of Commissioner of Police, Shareefpura, Verka and Sandhu Colony (Batala Road).

Civil Surgeon Dr Navdeep Singh said 51 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries from the district has reached 1,395. At present, the district has 479 active cases.

Meanwhile, Tarn Taran reported one positive case and five patients were discharged after recovery. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said the reports of 251 samples were received today, out of which the report of one sample came out positive.

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