4 succumb to virus, 106 catch infection in Jalandhar district

4 succumb to virus, 106 catch infection in Jalandhar district

A resident gets a Covid jab at a vaccination camp in Jalandhar.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 13

The health authorities reported 106 new Covid-19 positive cases today. With this, the tally increased 61,990.

The authorities reported four Covid-19 related deaths in the district today. The toll has reached 1,441. As many as 59,454 people have recovered from Covid while the number of active cases stands at 1,095 in the district.

3 deaths in Kapurthala

In Kapurthala, 69 people tested positive, thus taking the total number of cases to 17,341. The authorities reported three deaths in the district today. The deceased include a 65-year-old man from Dhilwan village, a 76-year-old man from Ibrahimwal village and an 80-year-old man from Phagwara. The total deaths in Kapurthala reached 513.

2 die, 13 +ve in Nawanshahr

The health authorities reported 13 Covid cases in Nawanshahr district on Sunday. With this, the tally has increased to 11,288. The authorities reported two deaths in the district today. The deceased have been identified as a 75-year-old man from Rahon and a 57-year-old man from Muzaffarpur. At present, the district has 166 active cases and 134 patients were under home isolation. The number of recovered cases is 10,784. Urban Nawanshahr, urban Banga, Mukandpur, Muzaffarpur and Saroya blocks did not report any new case.

2 succumb in Hoshiarpur

With 85 persons testing positive for Covid, the tally reached 29,910 on Sunday. Not only this, two deaths were also reported, taking the toll to 946 in the district. The number of active cases is 660, while the number of patients who have recovered is 28,304.

The total number of samples of Covid-19 taken in the district till date is 6,13,732, of which, 5,83,159 were negative, while 3,819 reports were still awaited and 623 samples were invalid. Among the dead were a 50-year-old resident of Shivalik Enclave, who died at a private hospital in Ludhiana; and a 77-year-old woman of Deowal village resident, who died at a private hospital in Hoshiarpur.

Vaccination drive

The state government has extended the vaccination drive to cover elected representatives, shopkeepers, hospitality industry and drivers, among others, to boost the economy. The administration today informed that shopkeepers and their staff, indsutrial workers and vendors should get vaccinated.

Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal said the vaccine was being administered at 29 session sites in the district. She said shopkeepers and their staff can get themselves vaccinated.

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