Five deaths, 779 new cases in Jalandhar district

Five deaths, 779 new cases in Jalandhar district

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 19

As many as 779 new cases of Covid-19 were reported from the district on Wednesday. With this, the Covid tally in the district has reached 71,124. As many as 65,266 persons have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar has reached 4,340. With five deaths reported in the district today, the toll reached 1,518. Of the 19, 55,006 samples collected in the district, so far, 18, 04, 426 samples have tested negative. Those who succumbed to the virus were Lalita Devi (60), Gurbachan Lal (56), Surinder Kaur (52), Balwinder Singh (52) and Ram Saran Dass (80).

973 get booster dose

A total of 973 persons received their booster doses on Wednesday as part of the Covid-19 vaccination booster drive. With this, the total number of persons vaccinated with booster dose in Jalandhar stand at 7,308. The dose is being administered to people who had received both their Covid-19 vaccine doses at least nine months ago and to the frontline workers, including the polling staff. The centres where booster dose was being administered include Civil Hospital, vaccination camps, ESI and government hospital at Garha.

586 teens vaccinated

As many as 586 youngsters in the 15-18 age group received the first dose of vaccination on Wednesday. The health centres where the vaccination drives took place today were ESI Hospital, government hospital at Garha, Mahavir Jain School and at Maqsudan. Besides, the vaccination camps were organised at various private schools too.

Nawanshahr reports 179 cases

In Nawanshar, 179 new cases of Covid were reported today, taking the district tally to 12,424. Those tested positive included residents of Urban Nawanshahr, Urban Rahon, Urban Banga, block Sujjon, block Muzaffarpur and among other places. Meanwhile, no new death was reported in Nawanshar and the number of active cases stands at 617. The total deceased tally at Nawanshahr until now remains at 391.

149 new cases in K’thala

In Kapurthala district, 149 new cases of Covid were reported on Wednesday, taking the district tally to 19, 800. Those tested positive included residents of Phagwara, Sultanpur, Bholath, Kala Sanghhian and among other places. Meanwhile, no new death was reported in Kapurthala and the number of active cases stands at 1135.

Helpline numbers for Covid patients

  • Helpline number of Ambulance: 108
  • Emergency helpline: 104
  • Jalandhar Helpline for Covid or other medical queries: 0181-2224848
  • Distt Immunisation Officer contact: 94171-64164
  • Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/

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