Situation grim: 1 dies, 731 Covid +ve in last 24 hrs in Amritsar district

Situation grim: 1 dies, 731 Covid +ve in last 24 hrs in Amritsar district

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 13

With one death and 731 positive cases reported in the last 24 hours in the district, the situation has become critical. The alarming rise in the number of cases has worried the administration and residents alike.

The deceased has been identified as Gurdial Singh, a 68-year-old resident of Mallian village. He was admitted to a private hospital. With this, the toll due to the disease has increased to 1,601 in the district.

The district has reported a total of 50,623 cases. Of the cases reported on Thursday, 671 are new cases, while 60 are contacts of positive patients. The district health officials said family members and close contacts of positive patients are being tested and they are advised to isolate themselves until their test reports are negative.

The officials said all precautionary guidelines must be followed and residents must avoid crowded places. They said the infected person, including suspected cases, too, have a responsibility to get themselves tested and stay away from public places until their reports are negative.

The district Health Department has also reported recovery of 131 patients with which the total recovery count has increased to 46,196. Meanwhile, the active caseload in the district is on the rise and has reached 2,826.

The district health officials said the rise in the number of cases is alarming. They said at this rate, Covid cases would start stressing the healthcare system. Already, a large number of healthcare professionals, including doctors and paramedics, are testing positive for Covid daily.

Meanwhile, 5,132 residents were inoculated during the vaccination drive on Thursday. Of these, 2,072 received the first dose, 2,814 received the second dose and 246 received the third dose on Thursday.

98 positive in Tarn Taran

The reports of 98 samples came out positive on Thursday in the district. The number of active cases had gone up to 424. Health Department informed here that the toll stands at 381 so far. The department revealed that health teams collected 873 samples on Thursday. Meanwhile, 2,853 citizens were given injections against the pandemic on Thursday with which 9,56,429 doses have been administered so far. — OC

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