Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 15
With 26 more deaths, including that of six-time Congress MP RL Bhatia, the toll in the district increased to 1,217 on Saturday. The health authorities reported 404 new cases with which the total count reached 40,081.
The new cases include 225 influenza-like illness cases and 179 contacts of positive patients. The district health authorities reported recovery of 825 patients and the recovery count increased to 33,416. At present, the district has a total of 5,448 active cases.
The deceased have been identified as RL Bhatia (100), Mall road; Younis (29), of Gujjarpur (Ajnala); Mewa Lal (64), of Lakshmi Vihar (Majitha road); Balbir Kaur (81), of Vallah; Jeevanjoy Singh (45), of Chowk Manna Singh; Sheela Rani (65), of Chawinda Devi; Veer Singh (55), of Ganda Singh Colony; Tarsem Singh (53), of Mahal village (Ram Tirath road); Salwant Singh (75), of Jaura Fatak; Shinder Kaur (60), of Indira Colony; Arur Chander (73), of Ranjitpura (Chhehharta); Narinder Kaur (45) of Ajnala; Kuldeep Kaur (65), of Krishna Nagar; Asha Devi (45), of Majitha; Dalbir Singh (25), of Jhande village; Sunil Kumar (37), of Tarn Taran road; Mohinder Singh (85), of Khanpur (Baba Bakala); Hans Muni (77), of Krishna Nagar; Jasbir Kaur (73), of Medical Enclave; Gautam Mittu (40), of White Enclave; Anandjit Singh (75), of Aman Avenue (Gate Hakima); Sunder Dass (75), of Ram Bagh; Manisha (47), of Gurwali Gate; Iqbal Singh (72), of Jagdev Khurd; Fateh Singh (70), of Chhehharta and Jaswant Singh (68), of Sudarshan Nagar.
Meanwhile, 1,418 persons, including 800 workers in the age group of 18-44 years, 443 residents with co-morbid conditions in the age group of 18-44 years and 18 family members of healthcare workers were inoculated.
After the start of vaccination drive for construction workers below 45 years, the government has also started vaccination for family members of healthcare workers and persons with co-morbid conditions.
However, vaccination centres at various places, were seen locked due to shortage of vaccine.
Five succumb to virus in Tarn Taran
The health authorities reported five Covid-19 related deaths in the district on on Saturday. With this, the toll increased to 261 in the district. The deceased include Amarjit Kaur (65), Balwinder Singh (58), Sawinder Kaur (55), Sunil Kumar (37) and Gurdial Singh (75). All of them were admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar .
The Health Department reported 80 positive cases in the district .The number of active cases has increased to 931. A total of 1,13,474 persons have been vaccinated in the district to date.
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