Covid-19 Pandemic

Amritsar reports 12 more +ve cases, count reaches 374

Amritsar reports 12 more +ve cases, count reaches 374

A health employee takes a swab sample of a man at the Civil Hospital in Amritsar on Friday. Photo. Sunil kumar

Neeraj Bagga
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 29

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the border district, as 12 more cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

Of these, five cases were reported from Manawala and five from Baba Bakala. In addition, a couple, too, tested positive in the city.

With new cases, the total count of positive cases in the district has reached 374. So far, seven persons have lost their lives due to Covid-19.

Himanshu Aggarwal, Additional Deputy Commissioner, said the district at present had 60 active cases and 307 persons were discharged after properly healing from the virus.

He directed the health officials to isolate and quarantine all those persons, who came in contact with positive cases, till their medical reports arrive. He also directed to sanitise the localities of 12 new positive patients.

He called upon people not to panic but adopt precautionary steps such as repeatedly washing hands and wearing face masks.

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