Amritsar district reports 7 deaths, 325 fresh cases

Amritsar district reports 7 deaths, 325 fresh cases

A health worker inoculates a man at the tehsil complex in Amritsar on Wednesday. photo: Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 7

The district has reported seven deaths in the last 24 hours with which the toll increased to 731 on Wednesday.

The health authorities have also reported 325 new cases with which the tally of infected patients increased to 22,988.

The deceased have been identified as Sahib Singh (50), a resident of Dashmesh Nagar; Amarjit Kaur (70) of Gurnam Nagar; Chaman Lal (61) of Azad Nagar; Joginder Singh (85) of Jodh Nagar; Nasib Kaur (72) of Daokae; Nirmal Singh (60) of Tirath Nagar and Bhajan Kaur (60) of Jandiala.

The new cases include 259 influenza-like illness cases and 66 contacts of positive patients.

With the recovery of 213 patients, the recovery count has increased to 19,039. The district at present has a total of 3,218 active cases. Meanwhile, 6,944 persons were given injections on Wednesday.

The health officials said 79,067 persons above the age of 45 years have been given injections for Covid-19 so far. Additionally, 20,751 healthcare workers and 26,482 frontline

workers have also been given injections.

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