COVID-19 PANDEMIC: 13 fatalities, 586 fresh cases in Jalandhar district

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: 13 fatalities, 586 fresh cases in Jalandhar district

The district reported 586 fresh cases and 13 fatalities due to Covid on Monday. Of the total number of persons who tested positive for the virus today, 43 belonged to other districts. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 17

The district reported 586 fresh cases and 13 fatalities due to Covid on Monday. Of the total number of persons who tested positive for the virus today, 43 belonged to other districts.

With the total number of deaths reported today, the death toll has increased to 1,252. In the past 17 days, as many as 165 patients have succumbed to the virus. The caseload of active cases also stayed above the 5000-mark at 5,400.

Under the intensified RT-PCR testing drive, 9,96,354 samples have been collected in the district, out of which 54,208 people have tested positive for the virus so far, the maximum number of which have been reported this year only.

Fall in cases, no let-up in fatalities in Kapurthala

The district on Monday saw a fall in the Covid-19 cases though 38 persons tested positive. With new cases, the tally rose to 1,390. But there has been no let-up in fatalities.

The district, which has been reporting three to six casualties for the past month, reported six deaths due to the infection even today. Doctors at private hospitals shared that while we were seeing a fall in Covid-19 cases in urban areas, the virus had moved towards rural areas where people were landing in the hospitals directly to L3 facilities. They said the chances of survival of such cases were only 30 per cent.

The positivity rate in the district also saw a fall at 1.84 per cent. The total active cases here were 1,390. The micro containment zones of the district fall in RCF residential area of Kapurthala, and Onkar Nagar and Bhagatpura localities of Phagwara.

Five die, 220 new +ve in Hoshiarpur

The district reported five more fatalities on Monday, taking the toll to 841, while 220 fresh cases pushed the infection count to 25,518. The Civil Surgeon said the number of active cases in the district stood at 2,748 and 22,020 patients had recovered so far. Of the cases reported on Monday, 30 were from Hoshiarpur city, six were from other districts and the remaining 184 were from other health blocks of the district and of the five deaths reported, one each was from a Jalandhar and Dasuya hospital, while three died in Hoshiarpur. oc

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