Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 2
In April alone, the health authorities reported 13,361 cases and 166 deaths in the district. While 30,123 cases were reported till April 1 since the pandemic began, the district tally reached 43,484 cases on May 1. Interestingly, as per government figures, lesser deaths were reported in April even amid the peak.
A total of 195 deaths were witnessed in March, the health authorities reported 166 deaths in April.
Till April 1, there were 924 deaths in the district, which reached 1090 by May 1.
On May 1, 2020 – exactly this time the last year – the city had reported 105 Covid cases and four deaths. This year, Jalandhar has reported 44,209 cases till May 2, and the death toll increased to 1,098.
Dr Kashmiri Lal, retired SMO, Jalandhar, said, “In the middle of second wave, there has been a phenomenal rise in positive cases. New restrictions imposed by the state government might go a long way in tackling pandemic if they are implemented strictly. However, a major rise in positive cases is expected in May. The health mechanism in Jalandhar needs to be prepared accordingly.”
Record 725 cases, eight deaths reported in Jalandhar district
On May 1, 2020, Jalandhar city had reported 100 Covid cases. It was the first city in the state to surpass 100 mark. With 725 positive cases reported on Sunday, the tally has reached 44,209. This is the highest single-day spike in the district so far.
The health authorities reported eight Covid-19 deaths in the district, thus taking the death toll to 1,098. At present, the district has 4,730 active cases and 38,381 persons have recovered so far.
In Kapurthala, 107 persons tested positive today and the district tally reached 12,585 cases. The authorities reported two death today. The deceased include a 49- year-old woman from Dhilwan, Kapurthala, and a 62-year- old-woman from Lakhan ke Padde village.
7 die, 266 cases in Hoshiarpur
The health authorities on Sunday reported seven deaths, thus pushing the death toll to 740. The district witnessed 266 fresh cases, with which the tally increased to 20,905.
Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said reports of 3,683 samples were received and out of them, 251 new cases were reported while 15 more patients were reported from other districts. The number of active cases stood at 1,912 while 18,253 patients recovered.
Hoshiarpur city reported 21 new cases while the remaining ones were reported from various health blocks of the district. Of the seven deaths, five patients succumbed at hospitals in Hoshiarpur while two patients died at private hospitals in Jalandhar.
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