Tribune News Service
Amritsar, July 31
The district reported four deaths due to the Covid-19 disease and 71 fresh infections on Friday. The health authorities stated that the death toll had increased to 78 and the total number of cases climbed to 1,859. The district had 460 active cases.
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Contacts of positive cases were traced from the office of Commissioner of Police, certain police stations and BSF (Khasa).
The deceased have been identified as Vaseek Singh (61) of Guru Ramdass Nagar and Shama Rani (75) of Pandori Ramana, who were under treatment at GNDH; Mohinder Singh (76) of Saidpur Khurd village, also under treatment at GNDH; and Saroj (62), a resident of Shariffpura, was also under treatment at Sri Guru Ram Das Hospital.
Of the new cases, 36 persons showed symptoms of influenza-like illness (ILI). One ILI case each was reported from Sundar Nagar, Lahori Gate, Waryam Nangali, Guru Nanak Pura, Gopal Nagar, Pawan Nagar, Milap Avenue, New Rajesh Nagar, Ramana, Haripura, Nangali village, Chehratta, Guru Nanak Nagar, Baba Darshan Singh Avenue, Daburji, Holy City, Varindavan Enclave, Sidhar, Golden Avenue, Jandiala Guru, Pheruman, Dhariwal Ajnala and Guru Nanak Nagar.
Two ILI case each was reported from New Gurnam Nagar, Chheharta and Jasonda Singh Road, besides three from Nehru Colony.
The remaining 36 are contacts of positive patients. One contact of a positive case each was reported from Chheharta, Shariffpura, BSF Khasa, and CIA staff. Two contacts each were traced from Chicha village, Gurnam Nagar, Verka, Bal Kalan, Partap Avenue, police department and the Islamabad police station. Three contacts each were reported from Military Hospital, Amarkot and IVY Hospital. Four contacts each were from Friends Avenue, Palah Sahib Road and the office of Commissioner of Police.
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