Eight deaths, 229 new cases surface in Amritsar

Admn constitutes panel to check hoarding, black marketing of essentials

Eight deaths, 229 new cases surface in Amritsar

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 1

With eight more deaths due to Covid-19 reported on Saturday, the death toll increased to 970.

The district health authorities reported 229 fresh cases in the last 24 hours with which the total count reached 32,737.

The deceased have been identified as Parminder Singh (64) of Islamabad, Malkit Singh (87) of White Avenue, Manjit Kaur (62) of Aanngarh, Manjit Kaur (65) of Rajataal village, Pooja (54) of Katra Ahluwalia, Raj Kumar (55) of Gheo Mandi, Ashwani (60) of Shri Guru Ramdas Avenu and Manju Sharma (45) of Moole Chak village.

The new cases include 155 influenza like illness cases and 74 contacts of positive patients. The district has also reported recovery of 270 patients, with which the total count increased to 26,626. At present, the district has 5,041 active cases.

The district administration has constituted a committee to check hoarding and black marketing of essential items, including medicines and food. The committee includes representatives of the Commissionerate of Police, Civil Surgeon, Legal Meteorology and Department of Food and Civil Supplies.

The health authorities said a total of 9,391 residents were inoculated on Saturday. Out of them, 5,904 received their first dose and 3,487 were administered the second shot.

The first dose receivers included 131 healthcare workers, 1,072 frontline workers and 4,701 beneficiaries above 45 years. A total of 484 healthcare workers, 464 frontline workers and 2,534 residents above 45 years were jabbed for the second time.

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