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Infant dies at Amritsar hospital, toll 39

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21

A two-and-a-half-month old child today died due to Covid in Amritsar. He was under treatment at the isolation ward of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital.

According to the health authorities, the infant, Aditya, was admitted to the hospital following complaint of pneumonia and chest infection two days ago. He died on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

His sample was sent for Covid testing and the report came positive today, confirmed Dr Jugal Kishore, Civil Surgeon, Amritsar. He said the health authorities would examine his immediate family members and take their samples for further analysis.

Meanwhile, the state reported 23 fresh Covid cases today, taking the count to 2,028. As per the state media bulletin, seven cases were reported from Hoshiarpur, five from Amritsar, four from Gurdaspur, two each from Pathankot and Ludhiana and one each from Barnala, Kapurthala and Patiala.

Among new patients in Amritsar included a migrant and a girl. The third patient was a 60-year-old from the Katra Dullo area. The total count of positive cases in the holy city has climbed up to 313.

As per the Health Department, so far samples of 59,618 suspected cases were sent for testing. Of these, 53,871 were found negative and reports of 3,719 were awaited.

At least 25 positive patients were discharged today from various parts of the state, the total number of cured patients has reached 1,819.

from The Tribune

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