A new high: 2 die, 1,259 cases in Jalandhar district

A new high: 2 die, 1,259 cases in Jalandhar district

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 17

The district recorded a new high on Wednesday with 1,259 covid cases. With this, the Covid tally in Jalandhar has reached 69,797 cases. As many as 64,193 persons have recovered from the disease in the district while the number of active cases has reached 4,093. Two Covid deaths were also reported today, taking the deceased tally in Jalandhar to 1,511.

The two, who succumbed to the virus, were Ravinder Singh (60), a resident of VPO Karari, who was admitted at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, and Satpal (63), a resident of Basti Sheikh, who was undergoing treatment at NHS Hospital here.

At least six containment zones have been declared in the district with the spike in the cases. Containment zones have been declared in New Jawala Nagar (Maqsundan), National Park Nandanpur, Model Town, New Jawahar Nagar, Deendyal Upadya Nagar and Kalia Colony, while micro-containment zones have been declared in NIT Campus, Greater Kailash, Rose park Bawa Khel, SUS Nagar 83, Gupta Colony, SUS Nagar 120, Lajpat Nagar and Chandan Nagar. The micro-containment zones are declared after two or more positive cases are reported and containment zones when five or more cases are positive.

902 get booster dose

As many as 902 persons received their booster dose on Monday. With this, the total number of persons vaccinated with booster dose as of today is 5,340. The dose is being administered at all Covid centres and vaccination camps. Meanwhile, the booster dose was administered to people who had received both their Covid-19 vaccine doses at least nine months ago.

437 teens vaccinated

As many as 437 youngsters in the age group 15-18 received their first dose of vaccination on Monday. The health staff at ESI Hospital said the response among youngsters was picking up pace as schools have made it mandatory for the students to get vaccinated. Even some schools have put an application to the administration to organise vaccination camps at school premises for their students.

128 test +ve in Nawanshahr

In Nawanshahr, 128 new cases of Covid were reported on Monday, taking the district tally to 12,194. Those tested positive include residents of Urban Nawanshahr, Urban Rahon, Urban Banga, block Sujjon, block Muzaffarpur and among other places. Meanwhile, no new death was reported in Nawanshar and the number of active cases stands at 598. The total deceased tally stands 390 here.

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