Month-old baby among 2 lose battle against Covid in Amritsar

6,278 beneficiaries inoculated in the district on Saturday

Month-old baby among 2 lose battle against Covid in Amritsar

A health employee takes swab samples of a women at the Civil Hospital in Amritsar on Saturday. Photo: Sunil Kumar

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 19

Two persons, including a month-old child lost their lives due to Covid-19 on Saturday. With this, the toll has increased to 1,553. The Health Department has reported 30 new cases with which the total count has increased to 46,424.

The new cases include 14 influenza-like illness cases and 14 contacts of positive patients.

The deceased have been identified as Ajit Kaur (78) of Prem Nagar on Khairabad Road and Kaka (month-old), son of Gursharanjit Singh of Chheharta.

Meanwhile, with recovery of 142 patients, the total recovery count has increased to 43,797. At present, the district has a total of 1,074 active cases.

The health authorities said 6,278 beneficiaries in the district were inoculated today. Those who received the first dose included 32 healthcare workers (HCWs), 103 frontline workers (FLWs), 292residents above 45 years and 5,735 residents in the age group of 18-44 years. The second dose was administered to 18 HCWs and 176 residents above 45 years.

One dies, 11 test positive in Tarn Taran

The district reported one death and 11 new positive cases on Saturday. The toll reached 351 and there are total 154 active cases in the district of which 96 have been isolated at their homes. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said 2,515 persons were vaccinated on Saturday, adding that total 1,68,451 persons have been vaccinated in the district so far. The Health Department teams collected 1,118 samples and the reports of 727 were yet to arrive. As many as 14 patients were given discharge after treatment on Saturday. — OC

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