COVID-19 pandemic

Two more succumb to contagion, Amritsar district toll 54

22 fresh cases reported, total 1,111 now

Two more succumb to contagion, Amritsar district toll 54

Cops stop a vehicle to check travel pass in Amritsar on Sunday.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 12

With two more patients succumbing to Covid-19, the death toll in the district rose to 54 on Sunday. Besides, 22 new cases were reported. The deceased have been identified as Harinder Singh, a 42-year-old resident of Sant Avenue, and Surinderpal Singh, a 50-year-old resident of Gate Hakeema. Both were being treated at Government Medical College here.

The new cases include 16 patients with influenza like illness (ILI) and six contacts of Covid patients. One ILI case each has been reported from Lakkar Mandi, Katra Karam Singh, Pawan Nagar, Bahadur Nagar, Prem Nagar, Gilwali Gate, Bhilowal Village, Bhalla Colony, Partap Nagar, Gurnam Nagar, Gobind Nagar, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Police Line, Tehsilpura, Sant Avenue and Gate Hakeema. Two contacts of Covid patients from Lakkar Mandi, three from Milaap Avenue and one from Green City tested positive.

The total count of Covid-19 cases in the district has reached 1,111. The number of active cases is 168, of them nine are under home isolation. A total of 889 persons have recovered from the contagion. With mortality rate at 4.86 per cent, the large number of deaths in the district is a reason to worry.

Another concern is that new areas have started reporting positive cases in a large number. The city with dense population contributes a majority of cases, with only a few infections reported in rural areas. An official of the Health Department said a close watch was being kept on areas reporting new cases and contacts of the Covid patients were being tested.

One tests +ve in Tarn Taran

Tarn Taran: One new case of Covid-19 was reported in the district on Sunday. The 27-year-old patient, a resident of Khara village, is symptomatic and has been sent to Mai Bhago Covid Care Centre in Sheron village.

Two persons were discharged after recovery while 13 persons, who were in quarantine at a centre in Khadoor Sahib, were sent home after their reports came out negative on Sunday. Nine of the centre inmates had returned from Dubai, one from Bangladesh and three had come back from Australia.

Markets wear deserted look

All markets, including wholesale vegetables, textile, stationery and electronics, remained closed on Sunday as the state government has declared stricter lockdown on the weekend. However at some places, retail shops situated inside localities sold essentials such as milk, dairy products, confectionaries, vegetables, grocery and others. Hall Bazaar and Heritage Street also wore a desolated look.

2 gyms sealed for lockdown violation

The police on Sunday sealed two gyms for violating the state government order of stricter lockdown on the weekend. Amarjit Singh of Dharad village, who owns SKS Gym on the Veroval road in Jandiala, and Balwinder Singh of Jandiala, who is the owner of Rock and CRVE Gym in Mallian village, have been booked under Sections 188 and 270 of the IPC. The police have sealed the gyms.

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