Highest single-day spike in Covid cases

614 fresh infections reported from district; 16 patients succumb to virus, death count 824

Highest single-day spike in Covid cases

Dr Aslam Parvez apprises bus passengers of the benefits of a face mask in staving off the Covid infection during an awareness drive on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, May 4

The district today recorded the highest single-day spike of 614 Covid cases. The number of active cases in the district has now risen to 4,246. Besides, 16 persons succumbed to the virus, taking the death count to 824 since the pandemic broke out last year.

Of 614 fresh cases, Patiala city reported 382 cases, Nabha 40, Rajpura 29, Harpalpur 27, Samana and Kauli logged 26 cases each. Meanwhile, Bhadson reported 25 positive cases, Dudhan Sadhan 23, Shutrana 21 and Kallon Majra logged 15 cases.

The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Satinder Singh, said street number 2 of Anand Nagar and Sidhu Colony had been declared micro containment zones after positive cases were reported from both areas. At present, there are nine micro and one macro containment zone in the district.

Vaccination at all govt centres today

The Health Department has announced that they have received around 12,000 doses of the Covid vaccine, therefore the vaccination drive would be held at all government health centres on Wednesday.

The vaccination drive had to be halted on Tuesday after the vaccine stock ran out. Many beneficiaries at Samana Civil Hospital had to turn back due to a shortage of vaccine. One of the beneficiaries, who had to turn back, said: “On the one hand the government is pushing for vaccination, but on the other hand, it doesn’t have enough stock of vaccine.”

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