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COVID-19: Virus claims 7 lives, 103 fresh cases in Hoshiarpur

COVID-19: Virus claims 7 lives, 103 fresh cases in Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur district reported the death of seven persons due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 110 on Friday.

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, September 18

The district reported the death of seven persons due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 110 on Friday. Besides, 103 new positive cases were found in Hoshiarpur district, out of which 21 are from Hoshiarpur city and 82 cases are from other health blocks.

Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said the number of active cases in the district was 988 and 2,375 patients had been cured. The victims have been identified as: a 52-year-old woman of Mishra Mohalla, Hoshiarpur, who died at Medical College in Amritsar; a 60-year-old resident of Jhingar Kalan; a 70-year-old resident of Harmoya who died at medical hospital in Jalandhar; a 55-year-old Singriwal village resident and a 36-year-old woman of Meghowal, who died in the Civil Hospital (Hoshiarpur); a 70-year-old Gokul Nagar resident who died at Shivam Hospital (Hoshiarpur) and a 75-year-old woman of Phalahi, who died in the PGI, Chandigarh.

The reports of 1,808 samples came on Friday. Of them, 103 were found positive. The total number of positive cases has risen to 3,472. The total number of samples taken so far has increased to 85,337 with 1,735 new samples taken from the persons with suspected flu-like symptoms today. According to the lab reports, 80,446 test reports have come out negative so far while 1,784 reports are awaited and 109 are invalid.

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