Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 14
As many as 551 people tested positive for Covid in the district on Friday, taking the tally to 52,376. Of these, 54 are from other districts. With 13 more deaths, the toll has risen to 1,216. As many as 45,545 people have recovered in the district while the number of active cases in is 5,615.
Five dead in Kapurthala
As many as 166 persons were reported positive pushing the tally to 14,754. There has been a dramatic rise in deaths in the past days as well. Five people died today. The deceased include a 65-year-old woman from Watawali Tibba village, a 76-year-old and 32-year-old women from Phagwara, a 60-year-old woman from Nangal Majha village and a 70-year-old woman from Kapurthala.
Eight die in Hoshiarpur
The district reported eight more Covid-19 fatalities on Friday, taking the death toll to 823, while 358 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 24,676. Giving information, Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said the number of active cases in the district stood at 3,020 and 20,924 patients had recovered from the virus. Out of the 358 cases reported today, 40 were from Hoshiarpur, 18 from other districts and the remaining 300 from other health blocks of the district. As many as six patients died of Covid at Hoshiarpur hospitals, while one each at a Jalandhar hospital and Medical College Amritsar.
Nawanshahr: Cases cross 10K
The district reported 110 Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the infection tally to 10,039. Six persons also lost their lives in the district on Friday. The deceased have been identified as 32-year-old men from Balachaur and Mukandpur. Also, a 46-year-old man from Muzaffarpur, 67-year-old woman from Saroya, 82-year-old man from Nawanshahr and a 52-year-old woman from Urban Banga died. The death rate in the district is 2.74 per cent and the recovery rate now stands at 88.34 per cent.
A total of 921 (894 in Nawanshahr and 27 out of district) active cases are in the district, while 824 patients are in home isolation.
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