166 new cases, 8 deaths in Jalandhar

166 new cases, 8 deaths in Jalandhar

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 26

With 166 new cases reported on Saturday, the district tally reached 12,484. The health authorities also reported eight deaths, taking the toll to 365. The number of active cases is 1,958 while 10,161 have recovered from the infection and 1,522 are in home isolation.

The district had reported over 300 cases on some days in the past one month, but since the beginning of this week, the daily count has been witnessing a steady reduction. With hospital admission rising, the number of those in home isolation has also come down, however, the mortality rate still remains high. The recoveries have also seen an increase, which is an encouraging development.

Meanwhile, 90 persons tested positive for Covid in Kapurthala on Saturday and one person succumbed to the disease. The deceased is an 82-year-old man from Model Town, Kapurthala, and he breathed his last at Military Hospital in Jalandhar.

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