Record breaking stats

Toll mounting: 18 Covid deaths reported in Amritsar district

Death toll nearing 1,000 mark, reaches 931 | 501 persons test positive taking count to 31,512

Toll mounting: 18 Covid deaths reported in Amritsar district

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 28

With 18 deaths (highest since the pandemic began) reported due to Covid-19 in the last 24-hours, the district toll increased to 931 on Wednesday. The district health authorities have also reported 501 new positive cases with which the tally increased to 31,512.

The new cases include 373 influenza-like illness cases and 128 contacts of positive cases. The health authorities have reported recovery of 730 patients with which the recovery count improved to 25,676. The district, at present, has a total of 4,905 active cases.

The district health authorities said a total of 3,524 residents were given the Covid-19 vaccines on Wednesday. The health officials said 23,732 healthcare workers, 31,603 frontline workers and 1,71,161 residents above 45 years have been partially vaccinated so far, while 12,215 healthcare workers, 11,620 frontline workers and 21,901 residents above 45 years have been completely vaccinated.

3 die, 82 +ve in Tarn Taran

Three persons succumbed to the virus on Wednesday taking the death toll to 210 in the district. Not only this, 82 persons tested positive for Covid in the district, taking the active case load to 1,068. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said of the 1,068 active cases, 598 had been isolated at their respective homes. Regarding vaccines, total 89,906 persons have been given the jab so far. The DC had appealed to people to take all precautions and keep the virus at bay. — OC

Those who lost battle to the deadly virus

The deceased have been identified as Kewal Singh (51), a resident of Raipur Kalan village; Hira Singh (40) of New Jawahar Nagar; Gurbachan Kaur (58) of Laharka Road; Angoori (70) of Putlighar area; Kirpal Singh (84) of Ramanand Bagh; Jasbir Singh (60) of Jaura Fatak; Chattar Singh (85) of New Partap Nagar; Kawaljit Singh (53) of Nag Kalan village; Surinder Mehta (62) of Tej Nagar; Rajan Rawala (44) of Ranjit Avenue; Sushila Jain (74) of Attari; Rashpal Singh (48) of Guru Nanak avenue; Veena (58) of Jaura Pipal area; Kulwinder Kaur (70) of Majitha; Sham Lal Khurana (72) of Vijay Nagar; Nishan Singh (55) of Kakkar village; Satbir Singh (63) of Ranjit Avenue; and Hardeep Singh (74) of Pandori Waraich village.

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