Jalandhar, January 15
The district on Saturday reported 465 new cases of Covid-19. With new cases, the tally of cases has reached 67,986 in the district. As many as 63,598 persons have recovered in the district while the number of active cases stands at 2,880.
With no death reported in the district on Saturday, the death toll remained at 1,508. Of the 19, 40,336 samples collected in the district so far, 17,93,374 tested negative.
910 get booster dose on Saturday
As many as 910 persons received their doses on Saturday as part of the Covid-19 vaccination booster drive. With this, the total number of persons vaccinated with the booster dose stand at 4,197. The dose is being administered at all the centres, including the Civil Hospital, vaccination camps, ESI and Govt Hospital at Garha. Meanwhile, the booster dose was administered to those people who had received both Covid-19 vaccine doses at least nine months ago.
369 teens vaccinated
As many as 369 youngsters in the 15-18 age group received their first dose of the vaccine on Saturday. Health staff at ESI Hospital said at present, response among youngsters was low, but they were trying to exhorting youths to get the jab and the schools have also made vaccination mandatory.
The health centres where the vaccination drives took place were ESI Hospital, Government Hospital on Garha Road, Mahavir Jain School and at Maqsudan.
Nawanshahr logs 63 cases
In Nawanshar, 63 new cases of Covid-19 were reported, taking the district tally to 11,988 on Saturday. Those tested positive included residents of Urban Nawanshahr, Urban Rahon, Urban Banga, block Sujjon, block Muzaffarpur and other places. Meanwhile, no new death was reported in Nawanshar and the number of active cases stands at 416. The death toll stands at 390.
Camp for CRPF personnel
The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Jalandhar, and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, in association with the Jan Kalyan Social Welfare Society held a vaccination camp at Burlton Park youth hostel.
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