Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, September 24
With 175 more patients testing positive for Covid in the district on Thursday, the tally rose to 12,078. Meanwhile, eight people died due to Covid in the district, after which the toll reached 351. With recoveries reaching 9,642 cases and a marginal reduction witnessed in the cases, the Health Department said Jalandhar might just be over the dreaded September peak. The number of active cases in the district are 2,085
Meanwhile, in Kapurthala, four people died and 96 people tested positive for Covid. The deceased include a 60-year-old man from Nawa Thatta village (block Tibba), who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar; an 85-year-old woman from Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar, Phagwara, who died at private hospital in Jalandhar; a 55-year-old man from RCF, Kapurthala, who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar; and a 70-year-old man from Maqsoodpur Dhilwan, who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar.
3 die, 81 +ve in Hoshiarpur
The reports of 1,476 samples were received in Hoshiarpur district, of which 81 were found positive. Of these, 19 cases are from Hoshiarpur city while 62 others are related to different health blocks. Three patients have died taking the death toll to 132. A 71-year-old Mohalla Tibba Sahib Hoshiarpur resident died at a private hospital in Jalandhar, while a 62-year-old Jahan Khelan resident died at MH Jalandhar and a 40-year-old resident of Johal village died at PGI Chandigarh.
Kits for patients in home isolation
Kapurthala: Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal on Thursday said the state government had decided to provide medical kits for Covid-19 patients under home isolation to facilitate them for regular check-up of their health at their home. Addressing residents in a Facebook interaction, she said the district would receive these medical kits in a day or two which would further be provided to the patients. These kits would contain oxymeter, thermometer, medicines and literature to make aware people about how they can beat Covid. She said it was noticed that people approached the hospital at later stages, when oxygen level turns low due to Covid. She said with these kits, people would be able to test their pulse and oxygen level any time and in any adverse situation they could contact doctors immediately. TNS
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