Covid-19: 7 fall prey to virus, 412 new cases reported in Amritsar district

Covid-19: 7 fall prey to virus, 412 new cases reported in Amritsar district

With seven more Covid-19 related deaths reported in the district during the last 24 hours, the toll has increased to 802 on Friday.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 16

With seven more Covid-19 related deaths reported in the district during the last 24 hours, the toll has increased to 802 on Friday.

The health authorities reported 412 fresh cases in the district. With this, the total count has increased to 25,924. Out of the new cases, 306 were suffering from influenza like illness (ILI) and 106 were contacts of positive cases.

The deceased have been identified as Dalbir Kaur (60) a resident of Kotla village, Geeta Rani (68) of Chowk Moni, Balbir Singh (50) of Tahli Sahib, Omprakash Nanda (80) of a resident of Celebration Enclave, Aneeta Panesar (57) of Bhilowal village, Harjinder Kaur (68) of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar, and Raj Kumar (58), a resident of Dam Ganj.

With recovery of 230 patients, the recovery count has increased to 21,499. The district, at present, has a total of 3,623 active cases.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira asked government employees to get vaccinated till Saturday. He said all heads of the departments must ensure that their staff gets inoculated and asked them to submit a report by Monday.

He asked people who come in direct contact with masses, including hotel employees, shopkeepers, traders, sarpanches, councillors and vendors, to get vaccinated.

ISOCARE: App for home-quarantined soon

The district administration is going to launch ‘Isocare’ app for assisting those Covid-19 patients who have been isolated at home. For this, officials were imparted training at the Amritsar Municipal Corporation on Friday.

ADC Himanshu Aggarwal said those government employees who have gone opted for home isolation would be kept under observation. He said after evaluating its success, even masses could download this app.

He said Guru Nanak Dev Hospital and Amandeep Hospital were using this app to stay in touch with positive patients.

This app offers convenient registration of patients, live supervision of their health, their queries, live chat option and other details.

The ADC accepted that there was a shortage of Covaxin and the government was aware of the situation. He added that 18,000 doses of Covaxin were received today.

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