3 die, 405 new infections in Jalandhar; active cases 3,169

3 die, 405 new infections in Jalandhar; active cases 3,169

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 16

With 405 new cases reported in Jalandhar on Friday, the district tally reached 35,831. The health authorities reported three deaths in the district, thus taking the death toll to 1,006. At present, the district has 3,169 active cases and a total of 31,656 people have been discharged so far.

108 +ve cases, three casualties in Kapurthala

A total of 108 people tested positive in Kapurthala district. With this, the tally reached 10,704 cases. Three deaths were also reported in the district. The deceased include a 74-year-old man, resident of Pandori Rajputa village, who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar, a 40- year-old woman, resident of Kapurthala, who died at the Civil Hospital and a 78-year-old woman of Saidowal village, who died at DMC, Ludhiana.

Special vaccination camps on weekends

Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal directed the health officials to conduct special camps at sub- division level hospitals during the weekends for vaccinating staff of various departments.

She asked heads of all the departments to submit details of their employees so that they too could be administered the vaccine.

She said departments, including revenue, cooperation, education, rural development and panchayat, social security, food supply, agriculture and public works has maximum staff, besides having direct dealing with masses. Uppal said they all fall into ‘Super Spreader’ category and all of them should be vaccinated.

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