612 test +ve for Covid in last 24 hrs in Amritsar

612 test +ve for Covid in last 24 hrs in Amritsar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 18

The total count of cases increased to 53,573 after 612 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Tuesday.

Of these, 565 are new cases and 47 are contacts of positive patients. The district has not reported any new deaths in the last 24 hours.

The Health Department has also reported recovery of 455 patients, with which the recovery count increased to 47,820. The district, at present, has a total of 4,145 active cases. A total of 1,608 deaths have been reported due to the disease so far.

Meanwhile, 31,068 residents were inoculated during the ongoing vaccination drive on Tuesday. Of these, 13,850 received the first dose, 16,407 received the second dose and 811 received the booster dose. A total of 1,152 children in the age group of 15 to 17 years were inoculated on Tuesday. The health officials said 6,864 children below 17 years of age have been given the first dose so far. Further, a total of 5,397 residents received the precautionary third dose.

Tarn Taran logs 172 cases

As many as 172 residents tested positive for Covid in the district on Tuesday with which the number of active cases reached 830. The Health Department office in a press release informed that 383 persons have died due to the pandemic so far. The Health Department teams collected 1,401 samples on Tuesday. The district administration is yet to collect the report of 830 samples from the laboratories. — OC

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