Amritsar reports 2 deaths, seven positive cases

Amritsar reports 2 deaths, seven positive cases

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 24

With two deaths, the district Covid toll increased to 1,582 on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Buta Singh, a 53-year-old from Tangra village, near Beas. The Health Department has not revealed the identity of the second deceased so far as reportedly it had occurred outside the district.

The health authorities have also reported seven positive cases, with which the tally of positive cases has increased to 47,032. The positive cases include five influenza-like illness cases and two contacts of positive patients. With the recovery of 10 patients, the total recovery count has also increased to 45,398. The district at present has a total of 52 active cases. Meanwhile, a total of 7,900 residents were inoculated for Covid-19 on Saturday during the ongoing vaccination drive. Of the total, 4,076 were given the first dose of the vaccine, while 3,824 were given the second dose.

No death in Tarn Taran

Neither any death nor any positive case was reported in the district on Saturday. The toll remains at 370 for the last 12 days. There are 18 active cases in the district so far and six of them have been isolated at their respective homes.

DC Kulwant Singh said the teams of the Health Department collected 857 sample to be tested for Covid infection from different places on Saturday. The district administration organised 96 vaccination camps in the district at different places and 5,706 citizens were vaccinated on Saturday with which the total 2,56,347 jabs have been administered to people so far. — OC

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