9 succumb to virus, 104 test positive in Amritsar

9 succumb to virus, 104 test positive in Amritsar

A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus at civil hospital in Amritsar.

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 9

With nine more deaths reported in the district due to Covid-19 on Wednesday, the toll increased to 1,514. The district health officials have also reported 104 new cases, with which the total count of Covid-infected persons increased to 45,775 in the district.

The deceased have been identified as Ajit Singh (60) of Gagarbhana village; Vishva Nath (75) of Bandala village; Gurinder Singh (38) of Chogawan; Deepak (31) of Rodhe Shah Colony; Mohinder Singh (70) of Khera Rajputtan; Shanti Sharma (86) of Aakash Avenue; Gajinder (65) of Jandiala; Balbir Singh (46) of Tungbala and Balwinder Kaur (57) of Kot Khalsa.

The new cases include 52 influenza-like cases and 52 contacts of positive cases. With the recovery of 152 patients, the total count has also improved to 42,401. The district at present has a total of 1,860 active cases.

2 die, 21 +ve in Tarn Taran

The district on Wednesday reported two more Covid fatalities, which pushed the toll to 334. Also, 21 fresh cases were reported in the district today. The number of active cases has now gone up to 294 and 170 of these are under home isolation.

Total 1,46,378 citizens have been vaccinated so far, including 2,125 persons who were vaccinated today. DC Kulwant Singh said 1,189 samples had been collected on Wednesday by the Health Department teams.

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