Jalandhar district reports 310 Covid cases, highest since May

Jalandhar district reports 310 Covid cases, highest since May

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 11

Jalandhar district on Tuesday reported a whopping 310 cases, the sharpest single-day spike since May 2021, when the Delta variant led to a steady rise in both cases and deaths. Now with this, the Covid tally in Jalandhar has reached 65,743 cases.

As many as 62,459 persons have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar have reached 1,781. With no death reported in the district today, the deceased tally in Jalandhar stands at 1,503.

1,339 get booster dose on Day 2

As many as 1,339 persons received their booster doses on the second day i.e. Tuesday as part of the Covid-19 vaccination booster drive. With this, the total number of persons vaccinated with booster dose in two days stands at 1,717. The dose is being administered at all centres. Meanwhile, the booster dose was administered to people who had received both their Covid-19 vaccine doses at least nine months ago.

651 teens vaccinated on Tuesday

As many as 651 youngsters in the age group 15-18 received their first dose of vaccination on Tuesday. The health staff at ESI Hospital said that response among youngsters is low at present but it’s slowly picking up pace as schools have made it mandatory for the students to get vaccinated. In the next few days, schools will also start holding vaccination camps for their students.

Norms violation continues at vax centres

Even though Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Ghotra said the health staff is ensuring that all Covid-19 protocols were followed at vaccination centres, the residents could be seen violating norms of masking and social distancing.

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