Tribune News service
Patiala, June 7
The district has reported fewer than 100 Covid cases in a day after almost three months. With fresh 83 cases reported today, the number of active cases (209 recoveries) declined to 1,195 in the district.
Vax drive for youth yet to resume
- Despite enthusiasm and high demand from beneficiaries, the Health Department couldn’t carry out the jabbing of beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group in the past 10 days, owing to a shortage of vaccine.
- A 22-year-old youngster, who is planning to go abroad for studies, said: “I am waiting for over a week to get the vaccine shot. Sadly, the Health Department is not even telling when the vaccination will be resumed.”
- Meanwhile, the civil surgeon said: “At present, we are vaccinating beneficiaries above 45 years of age. We don’t have vaccine meant for the beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group.”
Of the 83 positive cases reported today, 15 were the contacts of Covid patients. The Health Department said the city had reported 16 cases, Bhadson 19, Shutrana and Kallon Majra nine cases each, and Nabha eight cases. Besides, seven cases were reported from Rajpura, six from Dudhan Sadhan, four from Harpalpur and three from Kauli. The number of cases in the district reported since the outbreak of the pandemic last year now stands at 47,542.
Meanwhile, the district reported eight Covid deaths, taking the death count to 1,279.
The Civil Surgeon, Dr Satinder Singh, said the decline in positive cases had been drastic. When asked about the high number of Covid deaths despite the decline in cases, he said: “Covid deaths have also declined, but not at the rate as in case of positive cases. These deaths were reported among patients admitted almost 10 days ago. In the coming days, the number of deaths will also decline.”
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