6 deaths, 381 new cases reported in Jalandhar district

6 deaths, 381 new cases reported in Jalandhar district

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 19

With 381 new cases of Covid reported in Jalandhar today, the district tally reached 37,106. Of these 381 cases, as many as 67 belong to other districts. Six persons also died of Covid in Jalandhar today taking the death toll to 1,020. While 32,879 persons have so far been discharged, there are 3,207 active cases in the district.

Meanwhile, in view of the rising cases eight containment zones have been declared in rural and urban areas of the district. Notably, it is for the first time during this year that containment zones in the district have been declared. These include one micro- containment zone in a rural area (with six active Covid cases), six micro-containment zones in urban areas (with total 31 active Covid cases) and one urban-containment zone with 16 active cases.

The rural micro-containment zone is at Fazalpur village in Shahkot, the six micro-containment zones in rural areas include – New Kartar Nagar, Shahkot (five active cases); Gali Gyani Kharorre Vali, Milap Chowk (five active cases); Khaira Enclave (five active cases); Dyal Nagar (five active cases); Grover Colony, Basti Danishmandan (six active cases); Master Tara Singh Nagar (five active cases) and the one urban-containment zone with 16 active cases is at Mota Singh Nagar.

3 die, 137 new cases in Kapurthala

As many as 137 persons tested positive for Covid on Monday taking the district tally to 11,025 cases. Three deaths were reported in the district. The deceased were a 75-year-old woman, a resident of Kala Sanghian, a 55-year-old woman, a resident of Nadala, and a 35-year-old man from Sultanpur Lodhi.

Meanwhile, the vaccination drive for the senior citizen category has received an overwhelming response as more than 50,000 persons above the age of 60 have been vaccinated against the virus in Kapurthala district. It will help in protecting the most vulnerable category from contracting the virus. Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal said on Monday in the initial phase, health and frontline workers were covered, in which 4,502 health workers and 7,776 frontline workers were being vaccinated, besides giving special attention to senior citizens.

Two die, 178 fresh cases recorded in Hoshiarpur dist

The district on Monday reported two more deaths due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 669. Besides, the district witnessed 178 fresh cases taking the tally to 16,624. Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said the number of active cases in the district stood at 1,374 while 15,945 patients had recovered so far.

Out of today’s 178 positive cases, 20 patients were from Hoshiarpur city, eight from other districts and the remaining 150 from other health blocks of the district.

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