Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, September 28
This is the second consecutive day that the Covid tally in Jalandhar was lower than the 100 mark. With 82 patients testing positive on Monday, the Jalandhar tally rose to 12,660. Similarly, with eight more deceased, the death toll also reached 381.
Sources in the Health Department said while there was an ominous downward trajectory in the tally, the delay in the sample reports’ arrivals from Faridkot was also responsible for the lesser cases reported on Monday.
Total 106 positive cases were reported in Jalandhar, of which 82 belonged to the district, while the remaining were from other districts. As many as 10,593 people have been discharged and 1,372 are under home isolation in Jalandhar.
Meanwhile, Kapurthala district reported five deaths and 67 new Covid cases on Monday.
The deceased include 55-year-old man, a resident of Bhularai village; a 77-year-old male resident of Palahi Gate, Phagwara. Bothe of them died at the isolation ward in Phagwara.
The other deceased include an 82-year-old male resident of Bhandal Bet, who died at a private hospital in Hoshiarpur; an 84-year-old woman of Sandhu Chatha village, who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar; and a 75-year-old woman resident of Mohalla Neeche Banda, who died at GMC Amritsar.
6 succumb to virus in Hoshiarpur, 76 test +ve
Hoshiarpur: With 76 Covid cases being reported in Hoshiarpur, the positive patients’ tally has risen to 4,388, while six patients succumbed to the virus in the district on Monday. Total 1,01,197 samples have been taken so far, of which 95,672 tested negative, 1,553 reports were awaited and 127 were invalid. Total 146 deaths have been reported so far. There are 628 active cases and 3,614 have recovered. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said of the 76 new positive cases, Hoshiarpur city had 29 cases, while 47 cases were related to other health blocks. Six deceased in the district include a 72-year-old woman of Mugowal village, who died in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar; a 73-year-old resident of Tagore Nagar, Hoshiarpur, who died at DMC Ludhiana; a 71-year-old resident of Chakk Bamu died at a private hospital in Jalandhar; an 80-year-old patient of Jalalpur, Tanda, who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar; a 55-year-old resident of New Sabzi Mandi, Hoshiarpur, who died at PGIMER, Chandigarh, and a 66-year-old resident of Bains Awan village in Tanda, who died at MH, Jalandhar. OC
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