Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 9
Covid situation has been becoming critical as 12 deaths, 683 new cases were reported in the district today. At present, 410 patients have been admitted to Level-III Covid care facility. As per the information received from the Health Department, there is an availability of 500 beds in Level-III Covid care facility, and the Health Department is going to take up the issue in the meeting that will be held tomorrow.
Dr Balwant Singh, Civil Surgeon, said patients of any age group suffering from diabetes and other comorbidities have been dying. “Almost every district is reporting high cases. Patients come to the hospitals at the moment when the virus has already attacked their lungs,” he said.
Also, he said there was no such shortage of oxygen in the district and no one has died due to lack of oxygen in the district. Due to the strike by NHM employees, a formal health bulletin was not released in the district for the fourth consecutive day.
No death in Nawanshahr
After several days, no death was reported from Nawanshahr today. A total of 81 patients tested positive in the district. The total number of cases are 9,588. As many as 832 are active cases in Nawanshahr, of which 742 are home isolated. The number of recovered cases is 8,530 (88.96 percent). The maximum number of cases were reported from Balachaur block i.e., 28, followed by Sujjon block (12). Sampling is being done on an everyday basis, and the result of 911 samples are still awaited. As many as 63 patients are admitted in L-II and 18 in L-III Covid care facilities in local hospitals.
3 deaths, 144 new cases reported in Kapurthala
Kapurthala reported 144 cases, taking the tally to 13,489. Three persons died of Covid. A 78- year-old woman from Noorpur Lubana village (46) from the city and a 61-year-old woman breathed their last. As many as 98 patients were discharged today. Until now, 12,052 patients have recovered from the virus.
Six die in Hoshiarpur
The district on Sunday reported six more fatalities due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 784. Besides, the district recorded 321 fresh cases, pushing the tally to 22,894.
Giving this information, Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said the number of active cases in the district stood at 2,394 and 19,716 patients had recovered from the virus. Of the new positive cases, 40 patients were from Hoshiarpur city, 17 from other districts and the remaining 264 patients were from other health blocks of the district. The six victims died at different hospitals of the district.
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