Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 10
With five more casualties reported due to Covid-19 on Saturday, the toll in the district increased to 752. The district health authorities have also reported 306 new cases, with which the total count increased to 23,940.
The deceased have been identified as Gurbachan Singh (72) of Sudhar village, Sukhwinder Kaur (55) of Sachander village, Jagtar Singh (52) of Bhaniwal Sultanwind, Paramjit Kaur (55) of Khairabad and Narinderpal Khanna (66) of New Amritsar.
The new cases include 204 influenza-like illness cases and 102 contacts of positive cases.
Meanwhile, with the recovery of 331 patients, the recovery count has increased to 20,099. The district at present has a total 3,089 active cases.
The district health authorities said 8,239 persons were given injections on Saturday. With this 1.04 lakh persons above 45 years of age have been given the first dose of the injection. The health officials said total 1.66 lakh persons have been given injections so far.
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