17 new cases in district, tally 917

17 new cases in district, tally 917

Health team members collect the swab of a suspected person in Jalandhar. Photo: Malkiat Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 6

With 17 more people testing positive for Covid-19, the tally of total cases in Jalandhar district reached 917 on Monday.

A Jalandhar-based popular advocate’s daughter, four people from Thakur Singh Colony, some domestic and international travellers are among those who tested positive on Monday. Of the total 17 people who tested positive today, 11 are contacts of those who previously tested positive.

With 17 cases from Makhdoom Pura and 18 defence personnel testing positive on Sunday, the Makhdoom Pura areas as well as the Jalandhar Cantonment has seen a recent spurt in cases.

5 catch virus in Kapurthala

Five people tested positive in Kapurthala on Monday. Four of them are the employees of Punjab Gramin Bank aged 30, 38, 55 and 57 years. All of them are males. Another 35-year-old man from Ludhiana, who came to Phagwara, also tested positive for Covid on Monday.

Of the 457 sample reports received in Kapurthala on Monday, five people tested positive, while the rest tested negative.

28 cases in Nawanshahr

As many as 28 people tested positive in Nawanshahr on Monday. One of them is a migrant labourer. Of 28 people, 27 are contacts of a chemist, who tested positive on July 1.

The 27 are part of samples taken from Rahon sent for testing. Barring this, two persons were also tested positive in reports received on Sunday night, in which one person from the district (and one outsider) tested positive.

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