Amritsar clocks 14 deaths, 297 contemporary Covid instances


Today News Online Service

Amritsar, May 26

With 14 more residents losing their lives to Covid-19, the toll in the district increased to 1,387 on Wednesday. The health authorities also reported 297 new cases with which the total count has increased to 43,823.

The new cases include 232 influenza-like illness cases and 65 contacts of positive patients. The district Health Department has also reported 370 recoveries with which the total recovery count has increased to 38,522. The district at present has a total of 3,914 active cases.

The deceased have been identified as Kuldeep Kaur (51) of Rajasansi; Jasbir Kaur (70) of Chhattiwind village; Jagjit Singh (58) of Neevi Abadi Nwakot; Ram Lubhaya (75) of Bhittaewad (Ajnala); Veero (60) of Urdhan; Mangat Ram (53) of New Focal Point (Mehta); Surinder Singh (76) of Ram Nagar Colony; Jaswant Rai (70) of Bhalla Colony; Sham Lal (63) of Chheharta; Parkash Singh (74) of Pawan Nagar (Batala Road); Jagjit Singh (81) of Kot Karnail Singh (Sultanwind Road); Rashpal Singh (57) of Khanay Rajputtan; Jagdish Singh (74) of Nawi Abadi and Rajinder Kumar (81) of Green Avenue.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,064 residents were inoculated against Covid-19 on Wednesday. District health officials stated that 25,530 Healthcare Workers (HCW); 47,043 Frontline Workers (FLW), 2,02,589 residents above 45 years and 20,570 residents in the 18-44 age group have been partially vaccinated.

Five succumb, 27 test positive in Tarn Taran

The district reported five deaths due to Covid-19, taking the toll 297 on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said 27 positive cases were reported and the number of active cases had gone up to 622 and 419 were isolated in their respective homes.

Teams of the Health Department collected 1,285 samples. Around 300 citizens were given the first and second doses of the jab. A total of 2,42,018 persons have been vaccinated so far. The DC said 116 patients were discharged after their treatment.



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