COVID-19 Pandemic

58 fresh infections surface in Jalandhar, count 829

Of these, 39 were contacts of previous positive cases while 15 do not have contact history & 4 caught virus in Covid lab

58 fresh infections surface in Jalandhar, count 829

As many as 21 more patients were discharged on Saturday from local Covid Care Centre at Government Meritorious School in Jalandhar.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 4

As many as 58 persons tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the total count of positive cases to 829 in the district.

Of the fresh cases, 39 are contacts of previous positive cases while 15 are without any previous contact history. The remaining four are those who tested positive in the Covid lab of the Civil Hospital. 

The majority of those tested positive are contacts of a 60-year-old woman from Tanda Road who had been tested by a private lab. Two pregnant women and an anganwadi worker, who are among six symptomatic persons (one of them a SARI case), are among the patients who tested positive for the virus.

Fifteen of the new cases were reported from Fatehpur alone. Other areas from where cases were reported are Hazara village, Ekta Colony (3), Dada Colony, Rose Park, Sodal Nagar, Maqsudan, Abadpura, Sidh Mohalla, Golden Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Uccha Village, Chajjal Waddi village, Aman Nagar, Raj Nagar, etc.

Three more persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Kapurthala on Saturday. Two of them are contacts of a previous positive case. One of them is a resident of Gosal village and the remaining two are from Sheikhpur and Phagwara, respectively. In all, 576 results were received on Saturday, of which the reports of three persons came out positive and those of 555 negative.

Jalandhar round-up

  • Total samples 24,608
  • Positive 829
  • Active 24,525
  • Positive results of
  • repeat samples 79
  • Discharged 565
  • Deceased 22
  • Samples inappropriate 167
  • Results awaited 960

Hoshiarpur woman loses battle in Jalandhar

Hoshiarpur: A 62-year-old Covid-infected woman belonging to the district died at Military Hospital in Jalandhar. Giving information, Civil Surgeon Jasbir Singh said the victim was a resident of Chakkoal block. She was suffering from diarrhoea and admitted to the Military Hospital, Jalandhar, in a critical condition where she died on Friday night. After death, her sample taken for a Covid test and the report came positive. Jasbir Singh said on Saturday 262 new samples of persons with suspected flu-like symptoms of Covid-19 were taken. The number of positive cases in the district is 189. The total number of samples taken so far in the district is 14,292, of which 13,528 are negative while reports of 561 samples are awaited. As many as 28 samples have been found to be invalid and the death toll of the virus-infected in the district has risen to seven with the woman who died in Jalandhar on Friday night. OC

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