COVID-19 pandemic

8 catch the virus, tally rises to 715 in Jalandhar district

8 catch the virus, tally rises to 715 in Jalandhar district

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 29

With eight more positive cases reported on Monday, the district tally has risen to 715 in the district. A health worker, a resident of the staff colony at the Civil Hospital, is among the eight new cases in Jalandhar.

Of the new cases, four are contacts of previous patients, one is a frontline worker from the Civil Hospital. Two are SARI cases and one patient was reported at the OPD. Of them, three are residents of Amar Garden and the rest are from areas like Basti Sheikh, New Govind Nagar, Aman Nagar, Gulab Devi Road, among other areas.

7 new cases in Kapurthala

Seven persons tested positive in Kapurthala on Monday. They included a 14-year-old boy and six more patients aged 18, 40, 69, 51 and 31. Two of them are women. Out of the total 247 reports received today, 241 tested negative.

4 infections in Nawanshahr

The town reported four positive cases on Monday. Divulging details, Civil Surgeon Rajinder Bhatia said of the new cases, two had returned from foreign countries like Doha Qatar and Saudi Arabia. One had come from Muzaffarnagar in UP and fourth one was a police personnel who was tested positive in Ludhiana during duty. He said all these persons had been sent to the isolation ward at Guru Nanak Mission Hospital, Dhahan Kleran, near Banga.

He said as per the directions of the state government, the number of sampling had been increased and on an average, 300 samples were being collected daily. So far, as many as 9,413 samples had been collected in SBS Nagar district, out of which 8,736 had tested negative.

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