Hoshiarpur toll 140 as 3 more succumb to virus

Hoshiarpur toll 140 as 3 more succumb to virus

Hoshiarpur, September 27

With the death of three positive patients, the death toll in the district reached 140. Eightyfour new cases have been reported, taking the number of positive patients to 4,312.

Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir said new samples of 921 people with suspected flu-like symptoms were taken in the district today, while reports of 1,368 samples were received. He said the total number of samples taken till date had gone up to 99,130 of which 93,641 samples were negative, the reports of 1,582 samples was awaited and 127 samples were invalid. Dr Jasvir Singh said the number of active cases was 678 while the number of recovered patients was 3,494. Of 84 new positive cases found on Sunday, 14 were from Hoshiarpur city, while 70 cases were related to other health blocks. — OC

Residents apprised of Covid safety protocol

Jalandhar: To sensitise masses to Covid safety protocols and timely testing, several teams of the MC Jalandhar conducted awareness drives in 51 wards of the city under the Lok Saanjhedari programme and apprised them of the importance of early testing and treatment to save human lives from Covid. The teams sensitised people to remain vigilant of the symptoms and if anyone developed fever or influenza like illness and came in contact with any positive person, he or she must contact the doctor without fail and undergo Covid-19 testing. The teams stressed upon the need to pay special attention to the elderly or persons with co-morbidities. They said people must wear protective masks, wash hands frequently and maintain a two-yard distance in case they venture out of homes. DC Ghanshyam Thori said the community participation was the need of the hour in controlling the spread of Covid-19. TNS

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