Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 5
The district reported five deaths in the last 24-hours with which the toll increased to 715 on Monday.
The health authorities have also reported 202 new positive cases with which the total count increased to 22,415.
The deceased have been identified as Ravi Singh (35), a resident of Gujjarpura; Raj Rani (75) of Hathi gate; Sawinder Kaur (65) of Kot Khalsa; Krishna Arora, a 78-year-old resident; and Subhash Chandar (68) of Rajasansi. The new cases include 157 influenza-like illness cases and 45 contacts of positive cases.
Meanwhile, with the recovery of 297 patients, the recovery count in the district has reached 18,522. The district at present has a total of 3,178 active cases. In the ongoing vaccination drive against the viral disease, the participation of people was increasing as a total of 3,713 persons in the age group of 45-59 years were inoculated on Monday. Of the total 6,244 first dose receivers today, the remaining included 2,387 senior citizens, 30 healthcare workers and 114 frontline workers. As many as 921 persons received the second dose in the district on Monday.
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