Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 17
With six persons dying in the district due to Covid-19 in the last 24-hours, the toll increased to 808 on Saturday. The district health officials also reported 357 new cases, taking the total count of infected persons to 26,281.
The deceased have been identified as Sadha Singh, an 80-year-old from Baba Deep Singh Avenue; Pal Singh, a 69-year-old of Harsha Chhinna village; Charanjit Singh, a 68-year-old from Baba Bakala; Sukhdev Singh, 62-year-old from Khiala village; Narinder Singh, a 55-year old from Sathiala village; and Balwinder Singh, a 48-year-old resident of Ajnala.
The new cases include 235 influenza-like illness cases and 92 contacts of positive patients. The district has also reported the recovery of 235 cases with which the recovery count has improved to 21,734. The district at present has a total of 3,739 active cases.
The district health officials said 7,769 persons were given injections for Covid-19 on Saturday. So far 1,36,036 residents above 45 years of age have been given the first dose of the injection, while 6,742 have been completely vaccinated. Meanwhile, 22,713 healthcare workers (HCW) and 21,697 frontline workers (FLW) have been partially vaccinated and 9,333 HCWs and 8,737 FLWs have been completely vaccinated.
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