5 fresh cases, dist count 327

2 among them had no travel, contact history

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 24

With the district reporting five new cases of Covid-19, the total count of positive cases in district has increased to 327. The district health authorities said one case was reported late Saturday night, while the four tested positive on Sunday.

One of the patients is a male from the Rani Ka Bagh area with no travel history and another one is an accused in a criminal case and was arrested by the B Division police station in connection with an FIR. As getting a Covid-19 test before sending an accused to jail or before presenting him in court is mandatory, his sample was sent for testing. Both these patients apart from having no travel history are also not primary or secondary contacts of a previous positive case.

Another patient includes a male who had recently returned from Afghanistan and landed in Delhi and later travelled to Amritsar by road. The patient was staying at a hotel here and was tested after he had reported coronavirus-like symptoms.

The fourth patient is the brother of a positive male patient from Chananke village. A woman from Tarsikka area, who had recently returned from Aligarh, has also tested positive.

Meanwhile, six more patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovery. Of the discharged patients, three were local residents, who were admitted to a hospital in Gurdaspur. With this, the district has seen 301 recoveries. A total of six deaths due to coronavirus has also been reported so far.

Civil Surgeon Dr Jugal Kishore said: “The district has 20 active cases at present.”

BOX: Medical consultation over phone from June 1

To reduce the chances of catching Covid-19 infection among pregnant women, medical consultation by government doctors would be made available over phone from June 1 onwards. The gynaecologists would provide telephonic consultation from 8 am to 9:30 am. Tarn Taran Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Sabharwal said patients can avail the service from COVA mobile application of the Punjab Government or by logging onto esanjeevniopd.in.


Medical consultation over phone from June 1

  • To reduce chances of catching Covid-19 infection among pregnant women, medical consultation by government doctors would be made available over phone from June 1 onwards. Gynaecologists would provide telephonic consultation from 8 am to 9.30 am
  • Tarn Taran Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Sabharwal said patients can avail the service from COVA mobile application of the Punjab Government or by logging onto esanjeevniopd.in.

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