COVID-19 pandemic

Record 113 cases in a day, Amritsar tally 2,521

67-yr-old man succumbs to the virus, toll reaches 98

Record 113 cases in a day, Amritsar tally 2,521

A heavy rush of patients witnessed at the Amritsar Civil Hospital’s swab sample collection centre.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 11

In yet another single day spike, the health authorities reported 113 positive cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday.

The district has also reported the death of a 67-year-old man due to the virus. The deceased has been identified as Suraj Narayan, a resident of Ghanupur Kale village. The health authorities stated said the patient admitted to Government Medical College had co-morbidities such as diabetes and hypertension.

Of the new cases reported on Tuesday, 57 are influenza like illness cases and 56 are contacts of positive patients.

The ILI cases, one each have been reported from Ranjitpura (Chheharta), Guru Ramdass Colony, Sandhu Avenue (Chheharta), New Green Field (Majitha Road), Islamabad, Nehru Colony (Majitha Road), Karampura, B-Block (Ranjit Avenue), Gumtala, Friends Colony (Majitha Road), Nawa Kot, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Rishi Vihar (Majitha Road), Fatehgarh Churrian Road, Tagore Avenue, Gujjar Wala Bazaar, Mohini Chowk, Preet Avenue, Kot Khalsa, Amarkot Colony, Krishna Nagar, Gujarwali Pind, Ajnala, Chamiyari, Sultan Mahal, Nangal Guru, Chheharta), Green Field (Majitha Road), Mustafabad, Namak Mandi, Garden Enclave, Kot Atma Ram, Dashmesh Avenue, Kot Mit Singh, Lahori Gate, New Jaspal Nagar, Hall Bazaar, Baba Sahib Chowk, Gunnowal, White Enclave, Majitha Road, Medical Enclave, Othian village, Katra Baghian, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Gate Hakeema and Ranjit Avenue, besides two cases each from Sultanwind Road, Kotla village, Putlighar and New Garden Colony.

The 56 contact cases include, nine from Gurnam Nagar (Sultanwind Road), six contacts of Police Department, three each from Maqbool Road, Varindavan Garden, Mudhal village (Verka), Chhoti Dhaab, Gilwali Gate, Rajasansi, Preet Nagar, Harkrishan Avenu (Ajnala), two cases each from Jandiala Guru, Kabir Park, Loharka Road, Gate Bhagtanwala, Katra Dullo, Gopal Nagar and one contact each from Gehri Mandi, BSF battalion Khasa, Aggarwal Nursing Home, Kot Atma Ram and Central Jail.

With a total of 2,521 patients testing positive for coronavirus till date, the district has also witnessed 1,940 recoveries so far. At present, the district has a total of 481 active cases. The district has reported 98 deaths due to the disease so far.

2 fatalities in Tarn Taran

Tarn Taran: The district reported two deaths due to the Covid-19 disease on Tuesday, taking the toll to 17. Sources in the Health Department said the victims had been identified as Manjit Singh (35) of Patti and Paramjit Singh (70) of Harike Pattan. The sources said there were a total of 151 active cases under treatment in the district, out of these 35 were under treatment on hospitals of other districts.

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