Jalandhar sees one death, 49 new Covid cases

Jalandhar sees one death, 49 new Covid cases

Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, February 19

The district on Friday witnessed 49 fresh cases of Covid-19, pushing the tally to 21,156.

The number of home isolations, which had witnessed a decrease recently, is also on the rise. With one more death due to the virus, the number of deceased persons due to Covid reached 692 in the district. The number of active cases rose to 283 in the district. As many as 20,181 persons have been discharged so far while as many as 178 persons are under home isolation in Jalandhar.

Meanwhile, Kapurthala district reported 17 new cases of Covid-19. Two Covid deaths were also reported from the district. Of the two victims, one has been identified as 41-year-old resident of Alamgir village who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar and the other is a 48-year-old resident of Ramgarh village in Phagwara who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar.

Last dates of Covid vaccination extended

Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Friday said the state government extended the last date of administering the first dose of vaccination for healthcare workers from February 19 to February 25. On the other hand, the deadline for the first dose of vaccination for frontline workers has also been extended to March 6. Giving further details, the Deputy Commissioner said in Jalandhar, the details of 15,496 health and 19,511 frontline workers had been registered on the Covid portal. He said so far, the jab had been administered to 7,631 health and 5,856 frontline workers in Jalandhar and the district is currently leading in Punjab with maximum coverage under the vaccination drive. Ghanshyam Thori ordered the health department to ensure that the every registered healthcare worker get the message of the vaccine date so that all can be covered within the new timeline. He further asked the health officials to increase the number of session sites under the vaccination drive. He exhorted all the healthcare workers to come forward and get the dose.

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