Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, November 21
With 156 new cases, the Covid tally reached 16,826 in the district on Saturday. Not only this, seven deaths were also reported in Jalandhar due to Covid taking the toll to 528. With the district administration already instructing the Health Department to ramp up testing with an awaited peak, the steady rise in cases also warn city residents that they will have to brace up for another wave soon. With each passing day, there is a steady and dramatic rise in the number of Covid cases in the district. As many as 15,354 people have been discharged in the district so far. The active cases are 944. As many as 584 people are under home isolation in Jalandhar at present. Meanwhile, four people tested positive for Covid-19 in Kapurthala.
4 more succumb to virus, 19 infections in Hoshiarpur
The district reported four more Covid-19 fatalities on Saturday, taking the death toll to 240. Besides, the district reported 19 new infections on Saturday. The seven cases were related to the city while the remaining were from various health blocks in the district.
Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said samples of 954 people with suspected flu-like symptoms were taken on Saturday, taking the total number of samples till date in the district to 1,83,799. He said according to reports received from the lab, 1,76,885 samples are negative, while reports of 1398 samples are awaited and 133 samples are invalid. The number of active cases in the district is 192, while the number of cured patients is 6,318, Dr Singh said.
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