Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 17
The district on Monday reported 17 deaths due to Covid-19, pushing the toll to 1,245. Besides, the district health authorities also reported 427 new cases with which the total count has increased to 40,904.
The new cases include 259 influenza-like illness cases and 168 contacts of positive cases. With the recovery of 485 patients, the total count of those recuperated has improved to 34,361. At present, the district has a total of 5,298 cases.
The deceased have been identified as Surinder Singh (65) of Laxmansar Chowk; Rattan Lal (65) of Sardar Avenue; Pushpa Devi (66) of New Dashmesh Nagar; Harash Marwaha (65) of Kamla Devi Avenue; Vijay Kumar (69) of Sundar Nagar; Gurpreet Singh (35) of Shampur (Ramdas); Narinder Singh (49) of Guru Amardas colony; Deepak Kumar (39) of Varindavan Enclave; Maya (55) of New Preet Nagar; Jagan Das (54) of Dashmesh Nagar; Rani (60) of Sadar Bazaar; Jaswinder Kaur (64) of Saheed Udham Singh Nagar; Kishore Chand (78) of Khalsa Avenue; Jaswant Singh (73) Tej Nagar; Sucha Singh (57) of Buttar; Paramjit Singh (62) of New Jawahar Nagar and Asha Rani (62) of Vijay Nagar.
Meanwhile, OP Soni said 790 more beds for Covid patients would be provided to government hospitals in the state. Of them, 100 beds would be provided to Government Medical College here. He said a total of 18,62,744 tests for Covid-19 had been conducted in the district so far. He further stated that there had been witnessed a slight dip in the daily count of positive cases in the district. Despite that, people must follow the guidelines strictly.
Tarn Taran sees 2 deaths
The district on Monday recorded two deaths due to Covid-19, taking the death toll to 265. The deceased have been identified as 80-year-old Makhan Singh and 61-year-old Jaswant Kaur. Besides, 83 new positive cases were reported in the district, pushing the tally to 880. Of these, the Health Department had isolated 464 patients in their respective houses.
Meanwhile, 1,15,745 persons, including 1,005 construction workers in the 18-44 age group, had been vaccinated so far. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh had appealed to the residents to abide by the precautions to keep the virus at bay.
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