Tribune News Service
Amritsar, August 9
The district reported four more deaths due to the Covid-19 disease, taking the toll to 96 on Sunday. The district also reported 69 new positive cases taking the total count of positive cases to 2,376.
The deceased has been identified as 36-year-old Davinder Singh, a resident of Rayya, 21-year-old Baljit Kaur, a resident of Fatahpur Rajputan, 70-year-old Surjan Singh, a resident of Kamboj village (Ajnala) and 65-year-old Jasbir Kaur, a resident of Universal Enclave (Chheharta). The district health authorities stated that the 21-year-old victim was a patient of hypothyroid and hypertension.
Of the new cases, 37 are influenza-like illness (ILI) cases and 32 contacts of positive cases. One each ILI case was reported from Fatehgarh Churian Road, Gali Ram Mandir, Gali Number Three (Majitha Road), Chogawan village, Ram Nagar (Guru Nanak Pura), Khandwala, Gumtala, Baba Deep Singh Colony (Chheharta), Gate Hakeema, Naraingarh, Jodh Nagar, Bal Kalan village, E-Block (Ranjit Avenue), Fateh Singh Colony (Majitha Road), Bharat Nagar, Kot Khalsa, White Avenue, Nawi Abadi, Verka, Cooperative Hospital, Nehru Colony, Hukam Singh Road, Katra Karam Singh, Kashmir Avenue, Guru Arjun Dev Nagar, Basant Avenue, Fatehpur Rajputtan, Josan Market (Hall Bazaar), Kapoor Nagar and two each from Sant Nagar (Verka) and DR Enclave.
Of the contact cases, nine are from IVY Hospital, six from Dayanand Nagar (Lawrence Road), four from NDY City locality, three each from Kamboj village (Ajnala), B-Block (Ranjit Avenue) and Kashmir Avenue and two each from New Vishnu Puri and Ajnala.
At present, the district has a total of 427 active cases. The health authorities stated that the total count of recoveries from the district had increased to 1,853 while 133 recovered in the last 24 hours.
The total caseload mounted to 53,08,014
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