60-yr-old Amritsar man dies, kin test +ve

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 24

With 15 fresh cases of Covid-19 coming to the fore today, the state’s count has reached 2,060. Besides, one more death was reported in Amritsar, which has taken the toll to 40.

A 60-year-old male patient from Katra Dullo died at Government Medical College in Amritsar late last night. The deceased, identified as Varun Mehra, was in a critical condition, said an official. His wife and two sons were also tested positive.

As per the media bulletin, seven cases were reported from Pathankot, four Hoshiarpur, two Gurdaspur and one each from Jalandhar and Amritsar. Among the seven patients in Pathankot, six are contacts of already positive persons.

After the release of the bulletin, five more cases were reported in Amritsar. The new cases include two patients with no travel history or contact with any previously tested positive case. One of them is an accused in a criminal case, who is in police custody, and another a 45-year-old man from Rani Ka Bagh. The other patients include an Afghanistan returnee, a woman who recently returned from Aligarh and the brother (contact) of a positive patient from Chananke village.

As per the Health Department, so far, samples of 66,142 suspected cases were sent for testing. Of these, 60,114 were found negative and reports of 3,968 were awaited.

At least 1,898 patients have been discharged after treatment. There are now just 122 active cases in the state.

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