Highest spike of 932 cases recorded in Amritsar district; 18 die

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 5

In the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases, the district reported 932 cases, with which the total count increased to 35,108. The health authorities have also reported 18 deaths with which the toll increased to 1,032 on Wednesday.

The health officials attributed the increase in number of cases to extensive testing being done at various places. The officials said health employees in a joint effort with the local police are testing those who are found without a mask.

In such a drive, over 300 shopkeepers and their workers were tested at Nehru shopping complex. The shopping complex on Lawrence Road has a large number of mobile repair shops that have been exempted during the lockdown.

The new cases reported by the district Health Department include 615 influenza-like illness cases and 317 contacts of positive patients. The department has also reported the recovery of 550 patients with which the recovery count increased to 28,706. The district at present has a total of 5,370 active cases.

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