Cases drop significantly, only 49 test +ve in Amritsar district

Toll too has gone down as dist reported 3 deaths on Tuesday

Cases drop significantly, only 49 test +ve in Amritsar district

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 15

For the first time in last three-and-a-half months, the daily positive cases reported from the district have dropped below 50.

The district reported a total of 49 positive cases on Tuesday with which the total count increased to 46,261.

2 deaths, 15 +ve cases in Tarn Taran

The district witnessed two deaths and 15 positive cases on Tuesday. The toll reached 344 and number of active cases 270, of which 155 persons have been kept in home isolation. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said 2,476 citizens were vaccinated at different health centres on Tuesday and total 1,57,520 persons have been vaccinated so far. OC

Even the number of deaths reported due to the disease has gone down significantly. The district health authorities reported three deaths on Tuesday, with which the toll has increased to 1544. There were days in the last three-and-a-half months, when the second wave of Covid-19 was at its peak and more than 20 deaths were reported in a day on more than one counts.

The health officials said the number of cases and casualties was decreasing constantly as a result of which the active caseload has dropped to 1,503. At peak, the active caseload had reached the 6,000-mark.

The new cases include 24 influenza-like illness cases and 25 contacts of positive patients. The district has reported recovery of 140 persons in the last 24-hours. The deceased have been identified as Jyoti (50) of Anand Vihar, Ranjeet Kaur (67) of Lakhowal (Ajnala) and Kuldeep Kaur (65) of Ajnala.

6,073 residents inoculated

The district health authorities said a total of 6,073 residents were inoculated on Tuesday during the ongoing Covid vaccination drive. Of these, 3,475 were residents in the age group of 18 to 44 years. The health authorities said so far 30,214 healthcare workers, 74,386 frontline workers, 2,35,401 residents above 45 years and 31,462 residents in the age group of 18 to 44 years have been partially vaccinated. Additionally, 15,221 healthcare workers, 17,298 frontline workers and 42,307 residents above 45 years have been completely vaccinated.

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