Amritsar toll is 364 now as seven more succumb

Amritsar toll is 364 now as seven more succumb

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 28

With seven more deaths reported due to Covid-19 in district, the toll has reached 364. The deceased have been identified as Lakhwinder Kaur (36), a resident of Kot Khalsa, Surinder Singh (70) from Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Ram Nath (79) from Tarsikka, Som Nath (65) from Krishna Kot (Islamabad), Pritpal Singh (70) of Islamabad, Mankirat Singh of Prem Nagar and Harbans Singh (77) of Anand Avenue.

With 166 new positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, the infection count has also increased to 9,709. The new cases include 88 influenza like illness cases and 78 contacts of positive patients. Meanwhile, with the recovery of 232 more patients, the recovery count has also increased to 7,984. At present, the district has 1,361 active cases.

Meanwhile, the Health Department in Tarn Taran district has started distribution of health kits to home isolated Covid-19 patients. Civil Surgeon Dr Anoop Kumar said the kit includes pulse oximeter, digital thermometer, sanitiser, immunity booster syrup, cough syrup, vitamin C and paracetamol, besides other essentials.

He added that during home isolation, the patient should stay in a separate room and cover his mouth and nose well with a handkerchief when coughing or sneezing. Regarding the use of pulse oximeter, he said it was important to measure the oxygen saturation level regularly and in case of a drop, the patient must be shifted to the hospital immediately.

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