COVID-19 pandemic

Amritsar district sees 28 fresh cases, count reaches 468

Amritsar district sees 28 fresh cases, count reaches 468

Wearing safety equipment, staff of a hospital receive a patient in Amritsar on Saturday. Sunil Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 6

The district reported fresh 28 cases on Saturday, taking the total count to 468. Of the fresh cases, eight patients tested for the coronavirus after they reported influenza-like illness. Rest of the patients is contacts of positive cases.

Health officials said seven patients are contacts of a positive case from Housing Board Colony Anand Avenue, three are contacts of a positive patient from Katra Sher Singh, others are contact of patients from Faizpur (Ranjit Avenue), Kesar Dhaba, E Block Ranjit Avenue, RB Estate, Katra Moti Ram and Chowk Phulawala.

Besides, fresh cases reported from Chehratta, Katra Sant Singh, Tunda Talab, Jandiala, Bazar Jattan Wala, Kot Khalsa, Katra Charat Singh and Shastri Market.

Meanwhile, Rakesh Kumar (60), a resident of Katra Sher Singh, who died of the coronavirus on June 4, was cremated on Saturday.

Tehsildar Archana Sharma, who made arrangements for the cremation and ensured protocol, said, “The deceased’s daughter and wife performed the last rites. Deceased’s son has also tested positive for Covid-19 and is admitted to the hospital.”

With the district reporting 63 cases from at least 25 new localities in the past three days, the community spread of Covid-19 is picking up pace with each passing day. The district health authorities stated that people should wear masks and ensure proper hand hygiene.

With total 468 positive cases, the district has also witnessed 344 recoveries. Civil surgeon Dr Jugal Kishore said the district has a total of 116 active cases out of which two are on oxygen support.

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