COVID-19 pandemic

Amritsar district reports 12 deaths, 258 positive Covid-19 cases

Death toll in district reaches 283 while case load has hit a fresh high of 5,405

Amritsar district reports 12 deaths, 258 positive Covid-19 cases

Amritsar Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira called upon employees of all government departments to get their Covid-19 tests done. Photo Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 16

The district health authorities reported 258 new Covid-19 cases and 12 casualties on Wednesday, taking the caseload to 5,405 and death toll to 283. Total 201 positive cases have recovered completely and discharged from hospitals.

The deceased have been identified as Neelam, 45, of Batala road; Daljeet Kaur, 70, of Kotla Sardar village in Ajnala Tehsil; Sandeep Kumar, 30, of Ibban Kalan on the Chabhal road; Ramandeep, 24, of Kot Khalsa Guru Nanak Pura; Kuldeep Singh Kanwal, 61, of Bazaar Gol Masjid Sharifpura; Nathi Ram, 68, of Gali Number one in Gopal Nagar area; Atul Sharma, 47, of Kangra Colony; Kamesh Kumara, 65, of Sandhu Colony on Batala Road; Sakattar Singh, 45, of Guru Bazaar in Chheharta area; Kultar Singh, 45, of Kashmir Avenue; Narinder Kumar Arora, 78, of Batala Road; and Dalbir Kaur, 50, of Khaper Kheri village.

Of 258 new cases, 120 are influenza like illness (ILI) and 138 are contacts of positive cases.

Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira called upon employees of all government departments to get their Covid-19 tests done. He said the staff come in contact with public and they were vulnerable to get infected.

In a communiqué dispatched on Wednesday to all government offices in the district, he has asked them to get their tests done by September 25.

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