8 die, 619 down with virus in Jalandhar district

Cases continue to show spike in Jalandhar dist

8 die, 619 down with virus in Jalandhar district

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 10

The Covid cases continued to show a spike in Jalandhar district with as many as 619 new cases and eight fatalities.

The death toll today touched 1,175 and the total number of cases so far stand at 49,856. The district today reported 13 per cent positivity rate. There are a total of 7,404 active cases in the district now even as the active cases were slightly over 4,000 till last week.

Gandhi Vanita Ashram, which saw inmates falling ill two weeks back, continues to be in the containment zone. The areas which fall under the micro-containment zone in Jalandhar are some houses in Bank Colony, Mandi Road of Noormahal, New Raja Garden, New Isharpuri Colony, Top Khana area in Jalandhar Cantonment, Deol Nagar Jalandhar and Mohalla Chaudharian Phillaur.

4 deaths, 171 new Covid cases in Kapurthala

At a positivity rate of 6.19 per cent today, Kapurthala district witnessed 171 new coronavirus cases on Monday. Four persons from the district lost their life to Covid. All four persons were in the age group between 67 to 93 years. With this, the total number of cases so far in the district now stands at 13,660. Nearly 369 patients lost their battle against Covid-19 so far. The number of active cases in the district as of today was 1,156.

9 fatalities in Hoshiarpur

The district health authorities reported nine Covid-19 related deaths on Monday, thus taking the toll to 793.

The district witnessed 385 new cases today. With this, the tally reached 23,279.

Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh Ghotra said reports of 5,064 samples were received and out of them, 385 new cases were reported.

The number of active cases stood at 2,530 while 19,956 patients recovered in the district. Hoshiarpur city reported 50 new cases while the remaining ones were reported from various health blocks. Dr Ghotra said out of 205 Level-II beds, 45 beds were vacant, and 11 beds were vacant at Level-III facility at various hospitals in the district.

Apart from this, the District Magistrate has issued orders to open toy and shops dealing in sporting equipment every Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm.

She said if any category of shops have been left in the orders issued on May 7, those shops can be opened every Friday from 11 am to 5 pm.

22-yr-old dies in Nawanshahr

Three persons died of Covid in Nawanshahr today, taking the toll to 257. With this, the death rate in the district now stands at 2.65 per cent. The deceased persons include a 22-year-old youth from Muzaffarpur and two 70-year-old women from Sujjon and Balachaur blocks.

Meanwhile, 85 persons tested positive for the virus, pushing the number of active cases in Nawanshahr to 859 (833 from Nawanshahr and 26 from outside the district). As many as 775 patients are in home isolation.

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