62-yr-old loses battle to Covid, Amritsar death toll 56

15 more test positive | Count reaches 1,136

62-yr-old loses battle to Covid, Amritsar death toll 56

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, July 14

With the death of a 62-year-old resident from the city, the district toll increased to 56 on Tuesday. The deceased, identified as Yudhveer Singh, was admitted to a private hospital.

The district also reported 15 new positive cases in the last 24-hours. With this, the total count of positive coronavirus patients has reached 1,136. Of the new cases, three are influenza-like illness (ILI) cases and 12 are contacts of positive patients.

One ILI case each has been reported from Jandiala Guru, Dhulka village (Baba Bakala) and Katra Karam Singh.

Three contacts of positive patients from Mill quarters at Chehharta, two contacts each from Guru Gobind Singh Colony, Bhala Colony and Bhagtanwala, one contact each from Lakar Mandi, Raghubirpura (Sultanwind road) and Ganda Singh Colony tested positive. One of the new patients has been put on ventilator support.

The district has discharged 920 patients from hospitals so far after complete recovery. At present, 160 active cases are either admitted to hospitals or are in home isolation.

With the highest mortality rate of 4.92 per cent in the state, maximum casualties are that of senior citizens. Over 90 per cent of the deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported from patients above 60 years of age.

The health officials said among the elderly patients, those with co-morbid conditions as diabetes and hypertension have more risk. The authorities said patients with such conditions must take ample precautions.

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