Tribune News Service
Amritsar, September 15
The district health authorities reported seven casualties due to the Covid-19 pandemic, taking the toll to 271 on Tuesday. Besides, with 305 new cases, the tally has risen to 5,405 in the district.
The deceased have been identified as 52-year-old Hari Verma, a resident of Satkartar Nagar in Chehharta area; 62-year-old Ranjit Kaur, a resident of Chehharta; 24-year-old Lovepreet Singh, a resident of Bohliyan village in Ajnala; 74-year-old Surjit Singh, a resident of the area near Gurdwara Kehar Singh in Majitha town; 65-year-old Gurmeet Kaur, a resident of Gumtala; 62-year-old Ramma Kumari, a resident of Main Bazar Verka; and 50-year-old Baljinder Kaur, a resident of Gali Kamboj in Katra Karam Singh.
Of the new cases, 170 were having symptoms of influenza-like illness (ILI) and 135 were contacts of positive cases. Now, the total count of positive cases stands at 6,978. Of them, 5,067 patients have recovered and 1,640 are active cases.
DC Gurpreet Singh said it came to light that a large number of people preferred to stay inside their houses despite having Covid-19 symptoms. They did not approach government hospitals offering treatment by qualified doctors. “These people like to procure medicines from chemist shops in their areas,” he said.
Keeping in view a constant spike in the number of positive cases of Covid-19, the Deputy Commissioner called upon the people to comply with the norms and get themselves tested if they have any of the symptoms. Meanwhile, the Police Commissionerate, Amritsar, imposed Section 144, CrPC, around the isolation wards of asymptomatic patients, banning the assembly of five or more people.
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