Six die, 100 catch infection in Amritsar district

Six die, 100 catch infection in Amritsar district

A health worker administers a dose of Covid vaccine to a beneficiary at a health camp in Amritsar. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 12

With six more deaths reported on Saturday, the toll increased to 1,531 in the district. The district health authorities have also reported 100 new cases, with which the total count of positive cases increased to 46,093.

The new cases include 57 influenza-like illness cases and 43 contacts of positive patients. The Health Department has also reported recovery of 97 patients with which the recovery count has increased to 42,784. The district at present has a total of 1,777 active cases.

The deceased have been identified as Bachiter Singh (86) of Guru Amar Das Nagar; Sawinder Kaur (69) of Kotla Majha Singh village; Renu (35) of Khandwala; Harjit Singh (66) of Cheecha village; Ramesh Chandra (66) of Purani Abadi Beas and Jagjit Singh (51) of Waryam Nangal village.

One dies, nine test positive in Tarn Taran district

A Covid infected died in the district on Saturday taking the toll to 338 in the district. Nine positive cases were also reported talking the active cases to 264 in the district. 150 patients have been isolated at their respective homes.

Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said the Health Department teams collected 977 samples and the reports of 638 samples were still awaited from the laboratories.

Meanwhile, as many as 2,464 citizens were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Saturday and total 1,51,436 persons have been vaccinated in the district so far. As many as 29 patients were discharged today. The Deputy Commissioner appealed to people to abide by precautionary measures to avoid getting infected.

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