COVID-19 PANDEMIC

4 more test positive, count reaches 255

4 more test positive, count reaches 255

Tribune Reporters

Jalandhar, June 1

With four more Covid cases on Monday, the count has reached 255 in the district. The affected persons are a Jalandhar- based woman and three men, who came from outside. Two of the men are aged 25 and one 30, while 210 persons have been discharged in the district. So far, the district has recorded eight deaths.

8 new cases in Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur: A total of 137 samples were received by the authorities in Hoshiarpur, of which eight tested positive on Monday. Till date positive cases stand at 129. All new positive cases found today were from Nangali Jalalpur village in the Tanda block.

Civil Surgeon Jasbir Singh said the total number of samples taken so far in the district were 2,649, of which 2,210 were found negative, 129 positive, while reports of 281 samples were awaited and 29 samples were found invalid. The Civil Surgeon appealed people to wear masks and follow the social distancing norms.

He said: “The government has fixed a fine of Rs 500 each for not wearing mask and spitting in public. A person will be fined Rs 2,000 for violating the home quarantine norms.”

Eight new Covid-19 cases in Nangli Jalanpur village on Monday had created panic among area residents. With this, the count of cases in the village had gone up to 26. Teams of the Health Department working in the containment zone on Monday took 67 samples of village residents.

Medical teams from Government Hospital, Tanda, and Government Hospital, Dasuya, led by Tanda SMO KR Bali took samples of residents. The SMO said the medical teams took samples of those persons who came in contact with Covid patients and are kept in quarantine at their homes. Patients found positive today were sent to Hoshiarpur for treatment.

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