Amritsar district reports four deaths, 487 cases

Amritsar district reports four deaths, 487 cases

A health worker collects a nasal swab sample at the Civil Hospital.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 21

After mounting figures of Covid-19, casualties are also rising each day. As many as 487 fresh cases and four deaths, which were eight yesterday, were reported on Friday. The death toll rose to 1,627 and the total number of positive cases now stand at 55,056.

The deceased have been identified as Mukhtar Singh (87) of Bhorshi Rajputan village, Jagir Kaur (95) of Greenland Colony, Vicky (35) of Housing Board colony and Ajit Singh (62) of Jagdev Kalan village. The health authorities have also reported recovery of 448 cases today, with which the recovery count increased to 49,479.

The district presently has a total of 3,950 active cases. Meanwhile, the Health Department has stepped-up the vaccination drive as 25,497 persons were vaccinated on Friday. It took the total number of people vaccinated with both doses to 25,14,387.

Tarn Taran reports 229 cases

As many as 229 Covid positive cases were detected in the district on Friday. The number of active cases has reached 959. The death toll stands at 383. Civil Surgeon Dr Rohit Mehta said the Health Department teams collected 1,776 samples from different parts of the district on Friday. As many as 8,188 citizens have been given jabs on Friday. A total number of 10,13,019 persons have received the doses so far.

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