Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 12
With seven deaths reported by the Health Department in the last 24 hours, the toll increased to 769 in the district. The department also reported 315 new cases on Monday, with which the total count increased to 24,529.
The deceased have been identified as Kashmir Singh (70), a resident of Fateh Singh Colony; Jagtar Singh (24) of Khanpur village; Shallu (66) of Nag Kalan village; Venus, a 71-year-old woman from Anmol Colony; Harjit Kaur (45) of Attari; Paramjit Kaur (65) of New Azad Nagar and Sukhwinder Kaur (55) of Dashmesh Nagar.
The new cases include 227 influenza-like illness cases and 88 contacts of positive patients. Meanwhile, with the recovery of 280 patients, the total recovery count has increased to 20,609. At present, the district has a total of 3,151 active cases.
8,888 persons get the jab
The district health authorities reported that 8,888 persons were given injections for Covid-19 on Monday. These include 7,678 persons who received the first dose of the vaccination and 1,210 who were given the second dose.
Of the total 7,242 residents above 45-years of age, 121 healthcare workers (HCW), 250 frontline workers (FLW) received the first dose, while 824 residents above 45 years of age, 136 HCW and 250 frontline warriors received the second dose of the vaccine. Meanwhile, a vaccination drive for MC office employees was organised on Monday, where 190 employees including three senior officials; secretary Sushant Bhatia, MTP Narinder Sharma and XEN Baljit Singh were inoculated.
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