No let-up: 10 deaths, 527 new cases surface in Jalandhar

No let-up: 10 deaths, 527 new cases surface in Jalandhar

Heatlh team collect the swab sample of people from Covid-19 suspect patient at CHC Mukandpur in Nawanshahr. Tribune Photo: Malkiat Singh

Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 7

With 527 new cases in the district, the Jalandhar Covid tally reached 47,931 today. With 12 persons losing their lives in the district, the total deaths reached 1,144 today.

In view of the strike by NRHM employees, the formal health bulletin was also not released in the district for the second consecutive today.

Meanwhile, the district administration added 72 Level II and III beds at Covid facilities today – which include 28 Level II beds and 44 Level III beds.

At Kapurthala, 142 persons tested positive for Covid and four deaths were reported today. The deceased include a 77-year-old man from Kapurthala, a 66-year-old man from Meere village, a 68-year-old man from Deepwal and a 58-year-old man from Phagwara.

27-year-old among seven fall prey to virus in Hoshiarpur

Out of 3,996 reports received in the district, 266 persons tested positive for Covid-19. With 11 more persons from the district reported positive from other districts, the tally reached 22,189. The health authorities reported seven deaths, including that a 27-year-old youth. With this, the death toll reached 771.

Of the new positive cases, 36 cases were related to Hoshiarpur city, while remaining were from different health blocks of the district. Three deaths were reported from the Hoshiarpur hospitals, Two from Jalandhar hospitals and one each from Dasuya Civil Hospital and a private hospital at Ludhiana.

Two die in Nawanshahr

The district reported 79 cases on Friday while two lost their lives to the deadly virus. A 60-year-old man from Urban Rahon died at a hospital in Nawanshahr, and a 40-year-old man from Muzaffarpur succumbed to the virus at PGI Chandigarh. The district tally has now reached 9,382. The recovery rate in the district is 89.59 percent. As many as 656 patients are recovering in home isolation. At present, 759 active cases are there in the district. As many as 74 patients are admitted in the Level-II Covid care facility and 18 in Level-III facility at local hospitals.

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