8 deaths; 525 test positive in Amritsar district

8 deaths; 525 test positive in Amritsar district

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 20

Covid-19 continues to spread its tentacles in the district as 525 fresh cases and eight deaths were reported today. With the deaths the toll rose to 1,623.

The deceased have been identified as Satnam Singh (75), Manjinder Singh (42), Balwinder Kaur (54), Gopal Krishan (52), Veer Singh (58), Gurpritam Kaur (58), Hira Singh (52) and Balbir Singh (62).

The health authorities have also reported recovery of 731 cases on Thursday with which the recovery count increased to 49,031. The district presently has a total of 3,915 active cases.

Meanwhile, the Health Department has stepped up vigilance to identify suspected patients and Covid tests are rapidly being done for contact cases as well.

Other than positive cases, a large number of patients suffering from similar symptoms are being reported in hospitals, adding to the woes of the Health Department. Visitors, who are being tested and suspected cases are being kept in isolation to check the spread of infection.

66 positive in Tarn Taran

The report of 66 Covid-19 samples came out positive in the district on Thursday, with which the number of active cases reached 879. The Health Department informed here on Thursday that 383 persons have succumbed to the virus so far. The teams of the department collected 1,393 samples from different parts of the district. The report of 1,428 samples is still awaited from laboratories. — OC

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