6 die, 372 +ve in Amritsar

6 die, 372 +ve in Amritsar

Huge rush at Amritsar Civil Hospital’s swab collection centre.

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 20

The health authorities reported six Covid-19 related deaths in the district on Tuesday. With this, the toll has increased to 837.

The authorities also reported 372 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 27,737. The new cases included 262 influenza-like illness cases and 112 contacts of positive cases.

The deceased have been identified as Jaswinder Singh (46) of Ghannupur Kale; Joginder Kaur (75) of Chamiari village in Ajnala Tehsil; Simerjeet Kaur (52) of Kandowali village; Manjit Kaur (71) of Jassar village; Kirti Kumar Seth (66) of Professor Colony and Gurbachan Kaur (62) of Gaggomahal.

The health authorities also reported recovery of 315 patients with which the recovery count has reached 22,654 in the district.

The district, at present, has a total of 4,246 active cases.

2,30,217 persons vaccinated so far

The Health Department said 9,277 persons were vaccinated till 4 pm on Tuesday, taking the count of persons getting the jabs in the district to 2,30,217 (both first and second doses).

As per the figures available with the Health Department, 28.41 per cent of healthcare workers have received both doses and 26.12 per cent of the registered frontline workers have received both doses.

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