COVID-19 pandemic

Virus claims two more lives, toll 58

11 new cases take count to 1,147

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 15

With two more casualties from Covid-19 in the district on Wednesday, the toll increased to 56. The deceased have been identified as Ranjit Singh, a 65-year-old resident of Avtar Avenue in the Kot Khalsa area, and Tarsem Singh, a 47-year-old resident of Channanke Ghanshampur village in Tarsikka block.

While Tarsem Singh was admitted at Government Medical College, Ranjit Singh was undergoing treatment at DMC Hospital, Ludhiana. The district also reported 11 new positive cases on Wednesday. The total count of positive cases increased to 1147.

Of the new cases, eight are with influenza-like illness (ILI) and three are contacts of Covid patients. Of ILI cases, one case each has been reported from Beas, Ajnala, Pritam Nagar (100 Feet Road), Majitha Road, Haripura, Radha Soami Hospital in Beas and Dashmesh Nagar. One contact of a positive patient from Vijay Nagar (Batala Road) and two contacts of a patient from Pritam Nagar (100 Feet Road) tested positive.

According to the health authorities, 23 persons were discharged after complete recovery. With this, the total number of cured patients increased to 943. The district had 146 active patients on Wednesday.

The mortality rate due to Covid-19 in the district has now reached 5.05 percent, the highest in the state. The high death rate, apart from being a cause of worry, has also raised question marks over the efficacy of treatment facilities. Surprisingly, Ludhiana and Jalandhar districts, which have reported more number of cases than the city, have a lesser mortality rate.

Two new cases in Tarn Taran

Two more cases of Covid-19 were reported in the district on Wednesday. The number of patients admitted at the Civil Hospital has risen to 12.

One of the two cases was a 54-year-old cop from Mughal Chack Pannuan village.

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