Covid pandemic

Biggest single-day spike: 364 Covid-19 cases in Jalandhar district

Six deaths take virus toll to 237

Biggest single-day spike: 364 Covid-19 cases in Jalandhar district

Jalandhar district reported six deaths due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 237 on Friday.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 11

The district reported six deaths due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 237 on Friday. Besides, a spike of 364 fresh cases, the highest number so far on a single day, was also reported in the district.

While a total of 8,749 cases were reported on Thursday, the number crossed the 9,000 mark with the biggest spike so far. Now the total number of cases stands at 9,096.

Those who died due to Covid-19 have been identified as follows: a 75-year-old man from Pholariwal who died at a private hospital; a 65-year-old man from Shiv Nagar who died at the Civil Hospital; a 60-year-old woman from New Jawahar Nagar who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar; a 50-year-old man from Jalandhar Cantt who died at a private hospital in Ludhiana; a 60-year-old man from Shahkot who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar; and a 62-year-old man from Mohalla Karar Khan who died at the Civil Hospital. Meanwhile, 65 persons tested positive in Kapurthala on Friday. Besides, a 28-year-old young man, a resident of Hamira, lost his life to the virus. He died at a private hospital in Jalandhar. The details regarding the history of co-morbidity of the patient is not yet available with the Health Department.

PIMS to start antigen, RT-PCR tests

The Punjab Institution of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has announced to start antigen and RT-PCR tests, the charges of which will be as per the state guidelines. Amit Singh, Resident Director, said, “Covid-19 patients are being treated by expert doctors who first take the medical history of the patients on various parameters like diabetes, hypertension, heart or kidney-related problems. In that case, special attention is given to the patient. After admission, oxygen levels of the patient are checked along with chest X-ray and blood investigation as advised by the treating doctor so that in case he needs oxygen/ ventilator, these can be readily available.” Dr Kulbir Kaur, Director Principal, said, “Currently, PIMS is having 30 beds for level 2 patients and six beds for level 3. In current pandemic times, people are not visiting hospitals and treating themselves at home. This is a good thing but in case any person is facing major problems or symptoms of Covid, he/she must visit a hospital and get him/herself checked. We must follow the government guidelines and practise social distancing. We should wear mask and also wash hands frequently. Children, elderly people and pregnant women should not step out of home.”

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