Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 13
With seven deaths, the district toll increased to 1,539 on Sunday. The district has also reported 64 new cases, with which the total count has increased to 46,157.
The new cases include 41 influenza-like illness cases and 23 contacts of positive patients. The health authorities said 146 patients have recovered in the last 24-hours with which the total recovery count has increased to 42,930. The district at present has a total of 1,688 active cases.
Those who lost their battle
The deceased have been identified as Madan Lal Sharma (74) of Ranjitpura; Darshan Kumar (81) of Rani Ka Bagh; Surinder Kaur (62) of Chattiwind Gate; Ravinder Kaur (51) of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony; Shanti Devi (71) of Islamabad; Ramesh Kumar (55) of Indira Colony and Harbhajan Singh (63) of Jalapura.
3,889 persons inoculated
Meanwhile, 3,889 residents were inoculated during the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday. Those vaccinated included 1,654 residents in the age group of 18-45 years. The health officials said so far 29,899 healthcare workers, 72,791 frontline workers, 2,32,749 residents above 45 years of age and 25,663 residents in the 18-44 age category have been partially vaccinated. Further 15,200 healthcare workers, 17,193 frontline workers, 41,983 residents above 45 years have been completely vaccinated.
Two die, 9 test positive in Tarn Taran
The district reported two deaths taking the toll to 340 on Sunday. Nine positive cases were also reported, which with the number of active cases reached 271 in the district. As many as 150 patients have been isolated at their respective homes and 23 patients were taking treatment from other districts. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said 1,804 citizens were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Sunday, while total 1,53,240 persons have been vaccinated so far.
The Health Department teams collected 700 samples on Sunday. — OC
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