Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 5
With record 816 cases, the Jalandhar tally climbed to 46,454 cases on Wednesday. Of these, 48 belonged to other districts. This is the highest single-day spike reported by the district so far. The district health authorities also reported nine death in the district, taking the toll to 1,122. At present, the district has 5,260 active cases and 40,072 people have recovered so far.
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4 die, 88 positive in Kapurthala
In Kapurthala, 88 persons tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, taking the district tally to 12,852 cases. Not only this, four persons succumbed to the virus. The deceased include a 56-year-old man from Phagwara; a 30-yeasr-old woman from Sikhdhwan Dona village Kapurthala; a 65-year-old woman from Baba Deep Singh Nagar, Kapurthala; and a 55-year-old man from Sultanpur Lodhi.
3 die in Nawanshahr
Nawanshahr: As many as 125 persons tested positive for Covid on Wednesday, while three persons succumbed to the virus. The deceased were in the 53-72 age group. With this, the total number of cases in the district stands at 9,154. The recovery rate is 90.35 per cent (8,271) and death rate is 2.72 sper cent (249) deaths. At present, there are 670 active cases in the district, of which 572 patients are in home isolation.
7 die, 361 new positive in Hoshiarpur
The district reported seven more Covid-19 fatalities on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 762, while 361 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 21,675.
Giving information about the Covid cases in the district, Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said the number of active cases in the district stood at 2,093 and 18,820 patients had recovered from the virus.
Of 361 positive cases, 16 were reported from other districts, 24 from Hoshiarpur city and the remaining 321 from other health blocks of the district. Four patients of the district died in Hoshiarpur hospitals, two died in Jalandhar hospitals while one died at a Ludhiana hospital. — OC
BSNL staff undergoes RT-PCR test
Hoshiarpur: An RT-PCR testing camp was organised on the BSNL premises. District Health Officer Dr Lakhvir Singh took more than 70 samples of the BSNL employees. Dr Singh said BSNL employees had been working as frontline warriors during the pandemic to maintain the telecom services in Hoshiarpur, hence they should take necessary preventions to prevent Covid infection. He said earlier, a vaccination camp was organised at the BSNL office where more than 100 personnel took their first dose of the Covid jab. PGM BSNL and Sanchar Nigam Executive Association Hoshiarpur team felicitated Dr Lakhvir Singh. On this occasion, DGM Pawan Kumar Sharma, DGM (Fin) Om Parkash, SNEA Joint Secretary (North) Jagtar Singh, SDE (Vig) Simarjit Thiara, SNEA President Amit Gupta, SNEA Treasurer Sohan Lal, SNEA Vice president Ajit Singh, Distt Secy AIGETOA Gaurav Pathak , AO Baljit Singh were also present. OC
PSPCL office staff get the first jab
Hoshiarpur: The Hoshiarpur distribution circle of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd organised a Covid vaccination camp on Tuesday on the directions of PSPCL CMD A Venu Prasad. Er Parvinder Singh Khamba, Superintending Engineer Hoshiarpur circle, said 78 persons were vaccinated in the camp. Er Khamba asked all employees to get vaccinated by May 10. In a message, Er Parvinder Singh Khamba advised all PSPCL personnel to observe all necessary precautions seriously, especially wearing of face masks, maintaining physical distance and ensuring hand sanitisation. OC
Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/
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