Covid Pandemic

71-year-old succumbs to virus

Death toll in district rises to 45, positive count 971

71-year-old succumbs to virus

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 2

Another septuagenarian died of Covid-19 on Thursday, taking the toll to 45 in the district. The health authorities also reported five new positive cases. The deceased has been identified as Manjit Kaur, a 71-yr-old resident of Ganda Singh Colony on the Tarn Taran road. She was admitted to Sri Guru Ram Das Charitable hospital.

The total count of positive cases in the district now stands at 971. According to health officials, three of the five new cases showed symptoms of influenza-like illness (ILI) while two were contacts of Covid patients.

One ILI case each has been reported from Jaspal Nagar, Basant Avenue and Akaash Avenue. The other two infected persons are from Majitha and Bhagtawala. The health authorities stated that a total of 771 patients have been discharged after recovery till date. The district at present has 150 active cases, with 97 undergoing treatment at hospitals and 58 in home isolation. Though the number of new cases reported in a day has dropped significantly in the past one week, casualties are still high. The deaths from Covid-19 in the district account for 30 per cent of the state’s toll.

Meanhwile, Tarn Taran district reported five more cases on Thursday, taking the number of cases to 19.