District round-up +ve count 12,442
Active cases 455
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, November 18
The district health authorities reported 53 positive cases with which the total count reached 12,442. Luckily, no casualty attributed to Covid-19 was reported.
Of these, 33 patients were showing influenza like illness and 20 were the contacts of positive patients.
Civil Surgeon Dr Navdeep Singh said with the recovery of nine patients, the recovery count has increased to 11,512. At present, the district has a total of 455 active cases. He said all nine patients were relieved to go home.
Covid cases have shown a spike in the recent days. Infections have been rising in several northern states.
DC Gurpreet Singh Khaira held a meeting with the Health Department officials and doctors from private hospitals to review arrangements for the second Covid-19 wave.
He said in the light of medical experts warning of the second wave in the winter season, the district administration has initiated preparations to meet any exigency. He said the basic structure of the health services was being consolidated and augmented.
He asked the health officials to review the basic structures such as control rooms, Covid centres, ambulances and others to remove any discrepancies.
The Deputy Commissioner called upon people to adhere to the preventive steps being advertised by the government.
He said there was no need to worry as about 2,000 people were being tested daily for Covid-19 and the rate of positive patients was about 2.39 per cent.
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