Amritsar district reports 1 +ve case of Covid-19

Amritsar district reports 1 +ve case of Covid-19

A health worker inoculates a man at a hospital in Amritsar. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 9

A person tested positive on Thursday taking the district tally to 47,258. The Health Department has also reported the recovery of one patient with which the recovery count improved to 45,659. The district at present has 10 active cases.

2.70L residents fully inoculated in district

A total of 46, 791 residents were inoculated during the ongoing Covid-19 vaccine drive on Thursday. With this, the district has partially vaccinated a total of 6,21,945 residents and completely vaccinated 2,70,813 residents so far.

Of those vaccinated on Thursday, 32,097 received the first dose of the vaccine, while 14,704 received the second dose. Further of the total inoculations done on Thursday, only 65 were done at private hospitals, while the remaining were done at vaccination centres being run by the government.

Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said apart from regular vaccination centres, total 611 vaccination camps have been organised till date. He said on an average, 168 persons were given injections in each of these camps.

He said the initial inhibitions regarding getting the vaccine are over and now pregnant women and lactating mothers, too, are coming for getting the jab. In the district, till date, 897 pregnant women and 739 lactating mothers have been given the injections.

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