Covid claims 2 more lives, Amritsar district toll 90

Covid claims 2 more lives, Amritsar district toll 90

The health authorities reported two more deaths due to the Covid-19 disease and 59 new cases in the district on Friday. It death toll has climbed to 90.

Amritsar, August 7

The health authorities reported two more deaths due to the Covid-19 disease and 59 new cases in the district on Friday. It death toll has climbed to 90.

At 25, Rinku, a resident of Judge Nagar, perhaps was the youngest victim of the Covid-19 disease in the district. He was suffering from acute respiratory infection and admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH). Another victim was 80-year-old Charan Kaur of Kallu Wala Khuh in the Verka area. She was also admitted to GNDH. She was suffering from diabetes and hypertension. With 59 fresh cases, the total count of positive cases touched 2,196 in the district. Of the new cases, 33 persons are suffering from influenza-like illness (ILI) and 26 contacts of Covid patients.

One ILI case each was reported from Pandher Kalan village, Laxman Sar Chowk, Jamalpour village, Sunny Enclave, Kot Khalsa, Karan Vihar on the Majitha road, Jora Fatak, Batala Road, Bundala village, New Suraj Ganj, Raja Sansi, near Shivala Mandir, Majitha Road, Old Jail Road, Ranjit Avenue Block C, Garden Enclave, Hall Bazaar, Butala village, Dyan Nagar, Lawrence Road, Kathunangal, Med Card Hospital, Roari village, Kaler Bala (Baba Bakala), Kot Khalsa, Vijay Nagar, Verka, Darshan Avenue, Gopal Nagar and Dashmesh Nagar. Two each were reported from Sultanwind and Judge Nagar areas.

The total number of recoveries stood at 1,647 while the number of active cases 458. — TNS

AIT Chairman Bassi tests positive

Dinesh Bassi, Chairman, Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT), on Friday also tested positive for the Covid-19 pandemic sending employees of the trust into a tizzy. All the officials who came in contact with him will undergo the test to check for the virus. In a message on his social media account, Bassi urged all those who came in contact with him to undergo the test.

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