Another death in Jalandhar, toll reaches 9; cases 266

Another death in Jalandhar, toll reaches 9; cases 266

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 3

After discharge of a large number of patients, the district is now witnessing a surge in Covid patients. On Wednesday, the death toll reached nine, with the death of a Tagore Nagar resident.

The number of cases rose from 255 on Monday to 266 cases on Wednesday. The number of active cases which was 30 five days ago, is now 45.

The district reported 10 new cases on Tuesday and one on Wednesday (the deceased). The deceased was initially admitted to a private hospital in the city but was later referred to Dayanand Medical College & Hospital in Ludhiana. His samples were taken on June 1. Jalandhar Nodal Officer TP Singh, said: “The man had co-morbidities. He was also diabetic also.”

The 10 persons who tested positive on Tuesday included seven members of a family from New Defence Colony (all relatives of the Lajpat Nagar family which previously tested positive) and their one employee, who is a resident of Bhargo Camp. Two more people tested positive were an NRI who returned from Kuwait and a pregnant woman.

Hoshiarpur tally 134

Hoshiarpur: The district on Wednesday reported three new cases of Covid-19. The persons were from the containment zone in Nangli Jalalpur village. Giving this information, Civil Surgeon Jasbir Singh said the health authorities had taken samples of 3,022 persons, of which 2,438 were found negative. The tally of infected persons had risen to 134, he said. Reports of 423 samples are awaited. So far, five Covid patients have died in the district.

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