Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 17
With two more deaths, the district toll increased to 1,549 on Thursday. The district Health Department also reported 46 new positive cases, taking total count of infections to 46,347.
The deceased have been identified as Savinder Kaur (65) of Malluwal village and Parchotam Das (67) of Park Avenue near Doburji. The new cases include 22 influenza-like illness cases and 24 contacts of positive patients.
With the recovery of 157 patients, the recovery count has also increased to 43,515. The district at present has a total of 1,283 active cases.
Meanwhile, 7,752 persons including 6,682 residents in the age group of 18 to 44 years were inoculated during the ongoing vaccination drive on Thursday. The health authorities said so far, 30,440 healthcare workers, 74,744 frontline workers, 2,36,547 residents above 45 years of age and 42,113 residents in the age group of 18 to 44 years have been given the first dose of the vaccine, while 15,236 healthcare, 17,439 frontline workers and 42,672 residents above 45 years of age have been completely vaccinated.
Congress MLA Sunil Dutti, while speaking at a vaccination camp, said the injection would be made available to students above 18 years of age in schools and colleges from June 21. He said the teachers of schools and colleges in the age group of 18 to 44 years would also be vaccinated.
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