COVID-19

47 positive cases, two deaths reported in Amritsar

Need to elevate alert level, says ADC Dr Aggarwal

47 positive cases, two deaths reported in Amritsar

Where is distancing? Patients queue up without masks at Civil Hospital on Wednesday. photo: vishal kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 24

The district health authorities reported 47 positive cases and two deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours. Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr Himanshu Aggarwal said there was a need to elevate the alert level as the virus has raised its ugly head once again.

“A week ago, 10 to 15 positive cases were reported daily. Now, this number has reached around 50 cases,” he said and added that one has to wear mask and practise social distancing, which had been done away with.

He said congregation, whether religious, sports or social gathering needs to be restricted. For this, no indoor gathering can cross 100 people and 200 for outdoor events on March 1. The authorities declared two micro-containment zones (Batala road and Maqboolpura road). Residents of these localities have been asked to stay indoors and go out of only to avail essential items.

The Additional Deputy Commissioner called upon people in rural areas to avail the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana also known as the Ayushman Bharat Scheme by listing themselves at Common Service Centres. This scheme will provide a health insurance cover of Rs5 lakh.

Covid Update
New cases: 47
Total cases: 15,539
New deaths: 2
Total deaths: 592
New recovery: 12
Total recovery 14,603
Active 344

Helpline numbers for Covid patients

City Control Room Numbers
0183-2500398, 2500498, 2500598

Health Department helpline:
0183-2535322, 0183-2535323

Medical helpline
104

Contact a doctor
1800 180 4104

Bed availability and status: Punjab Covid App (updated daily at 5 pm)

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