COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Six succumb, 171 new cases in Amritsar district

One-day recoveries cross fresh cases

Six succumb, 171 new cases in  Amritsar district

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 25

The number of recovered cases surpassed the infected cases in Amritsar district on Friday. The District Health Department reported 212 recoveries and 171 new Covid-19 cases.

Today six more persons succumbed to Covid-19 virus, thus taking the toll to 347.

The deceased include G Gupta (65), a resident of Preet Avenue on Fatehgarh Churian road; Iqbal Singh (55), of Inderjit colony; Satpal Sharma (74), of Gali kandhariyan in Namak Mandi area; Kulwant kaur (68), of Rasalpur village; Chaman Lal (69), of Chheharta; and Surjit Singh, (58), of Ajnala road.

Out of the 171 fresh cases, 92 patients were suffering from influenza like illness (ILI) and 79 were contacts of positive cases.

A total of 212 patients were discharged from the hospitals. Now, the figure of active cases stands at 1,580.

Cabinet minister OP Soni held a meet with health officials and claimed that infrastructure in the hospitals has been revamped.

He informed that 30,000 persons in the state, including 3,500 from the district, undergo Covid-19 tests daily.

Now, plasma donors have been coming up voluntarily. Ashish Sharma donated plasma at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital today.

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