COVID-19 pandemic

50-yr-old woman latest Covid casualty, 11 new cases in dist

Total infections near 1,000 in district

50-yr-old woman latest Covid casualty, 11 new cases in dist

Quarantined persons before being sent to their homes from Khadoor Sahib centre. Photo: Gurbaxpuri

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 3

One more person succumbed to the Covid-19 disease while 11 fresh positive cases were reported in the district on Friday. It death toll has climbed to 46.

The deceased has been identified as 50-year-old Gurpinder Kaur, a resident of Shahid Udham Singh Nagar. She was admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital. The health authorities said four new cases showed symptoms of influenza-like illness (ILI). The ILI cases were reported from Sant Ram Sarai, Kot Khalsa and Shahid Udham Singh Nagar localities, besides one from Maharashtra.

The seven contacts of positive cases were from different localities of the city, including one from Azad Nagar in Chheharta area, three from Chand Avenue and three from Ganda Singh Colony.

The total count of positive cases in the district now stands at 982. The health authorities stated that a total of 780 patients had been discharged after recovery till date. At present, the district has 93 patients undergoing treatment in hospitals and 63 are in home isolation.

Civil Surgeon Dr Navdeep Singh said 1,570 ASHA workers went from home to home informing people about the symptoms of the Covid-19 disease. He said these workers were involved in carrying out a survey under the Mission Fateh.

“These ASHA workers were advising people to repeatedly wash their hands, wear masks before stepping out and maintaining social distance,” said the Civil Surgeon.

He said screening teams collected 715 samples today. He informed that the Health Department was carrying out 3,000 tests for Covid-19 daily and over 8 lakh tests had been conducted so far.