With 66 new Covid cases, Jalandhar district tally reaches 2,977

With 66 new Covid cases, Jalandhar district tally reaches 2,977

Patients discharged after being cured in Jalandhar. A Tribune photograph.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, August 8

The District Immunisation Officer and a clerk at the Civil Surgeon’s office are among the 66 persons who tested positive for Covid, taking the tally to 2,977 on Saturday. Members of the CIA staff have also tested positive for Covid. With another death, the district toll has reached 76. With many in the Civil Surgeon’s Office testing positive, speculations were rife about the Civil Surgeon’s Covid status. Many health officials are also getting themselves tested in view of the spate of cases at the CS office. Those tested positive include residents of Phillaur, Shahkot, Lohian, Lohian Khas, Gatta Mundi Kasu, Windsor Park, Harnamdaspura, Shahkot, Police Academy Phillaur, among others.


One dies, 11 infections in Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur: With 11 new cases being reported in the district on Saturday, the tally of Covid-19 patients increased to 634, of which 69 are active cases. Meanwhile, a corona positive patient aged 42, died at Puhari village. Giving this information, Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said 32,050 samples have been taken so far in the district, of which 783 samples were taken on Saturday. So far, 55 samples have been found invalid, while 1,809 samples are yet to be reported. Of the 11 cases found positive on Saturday, three are from Mukerian, three are police personnel from Hoshiarpur, two from Mand Pandher and one each from Hajipur, Bhunga, and Dasuya.


...25 persons +ve in Kapurthala

As many as 25 persons tested positive for Covid in Kapurthala on Saturday. A 35-year-old resident of Fattu Dhinga in Kapurthala lost his battle against Covid at a private hospital in Jalandhar on Saturday.

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