Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, April 30
The district witnessed 174 fresh cases of Covid-19 and 10 deaths in the last three days. The recovery rate in the district is 91 per cent while the death rate is 2.76 per cent.
At present, there are a total of 569 cases and there are four containment zones where rapid samplings are being done so that the chain could be broken. The number of positive cases stands at 8,775 in the district.
Civil Surgeon Gurdeep Singh Kapur said samplings had been increased in the district. On a daily basis, 1,600 samples are being taken. Along with RT-PCR, rapid antigen test (RAT) had also been increased. Vaccination had also been increased in the district.
“Both Covaxin and Covishield are beneficial. We are doing well in the vaccination process and soon the number of people getting the jab will touch the 1 lakh mark,” he said, adding that Covid-19 was here and people should follow the guidelines. “We must not be scared of the virus rather we should fight it,” he said.
People are still not following the norms. The Covid-19 tests of 592 people moving without masks were conducted by health teams. Even now, police teams are making announcements in villages asking people to wear masks and save themselves from contracting the virus.
The distribution of food kits to needy patients, who are in home isolation at Jadla village in the district, was also started. The food kits would contain 10-kg atta, 2-kg chana and 2-kg sugar. Senior Medical Officer Dr Geetanjali Singh said as many as 28 food kits were distributed to various houses.
7 die, 544 test positive in Jal
The district on Friday recorded 544 new cases of Covid-19 pushing the tally to 42,917. Of these, 47 belong to other districts. Besides, seven persons succumbed in the district, taking the toll to 1,082. At present, the district has 4,305 active cases and 37,484 people have recovered so far.
In Kapurthala, 82 persons tested positive. The district tally reached 12,349 cases. Three deaths were officially reported in the district. The deceased were identified as a 65-year-old woman and a 63-year-old woman.
5 succumb in Hoshiarpur
The district reported five more deaths due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 727 on Friday. Besides, the district also witnessed 214 fresh cases taking the tally to 18,898.
Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said the number of active cases in the district stood at 1,869 and 17,822 patients had recovered from the virus. Of the 214 positive cases, 14 were reported from Hoshiarpur city and the remaining from other health blocks of the district.
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