2 more die; Civil Surgeon’s steno among 104 test +ve in Jalandhar district

2 more die; Civil Surgeon’s steno among 104 test +ve in Jalandhar district

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, August 7

A DSP, an inspector of CIA staff, an assistant (steno) of the Jalandhar Civil Surgeon, Congress leader Jasleen Sethi and councillor Bunty Neelkanth are among the 104 persons who tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Friday.

The district also reported the death of two persons in the district. The first victim has been identified as a 50-year-old woman, a resident of Tej Mohan Nagar, who had coronary heart disease. She died at a medical college in Amritsar. The second victim has been identified as a 55-year-old man, a resident of Garden Colony. She died at a private hospital in Jalandhar.

With new cases, the district tally reached 2,911 and the death toll reached remained at 75. While reports of the Jalandhar Civil Surgeon testing positive have been doing the rounds since afternoon, this has formally been denied by health officials.

However, with the Civil Surgeon’s steno testing positive for the Covid-19 pandemic, the samples of those posted at the Civil Surgeon’s office were being taken. The sampling of some of the employees had already begun this afternoon. Nodal Officer, Jalandhar, Dr TP Singh said, “As the civil surgeon has not been tested so far, nothing can be said whether she has contracted the virus or not.”

Those who tested positive are from areas such as Lamma Pind, Model Town, Kabir Nagar, New Kailash Nagar, Bhargo Camp, Basti Mitthu, Ram Nagar, Vikrampura, Ishwar Nagar, Kala Sanghian Road, Basti Sheikh, Gadaipur, Urban Estate and other areas.

Meanwhile, 21 persons tested positive in Kapurthala district on Friday. Of the fresh cases, seven are women. The cases were reported from Sheikhpur, Bholath, Lambi Gate Phagwara, Mewa Singh Wala, Hussainpur, Mohabbat Nagar, Jahangirpur, a pregnant woman from Begowal, Sultanpur Lodhi, Ibrahimwal, Kothi, Palahi Gate and the RCF.

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