Spurt in cases, Amritsar tops list - ECAS Punjab

Spurt in cases, Amritsar tops list

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 7

With one more death reported from Ludhiana, the total number of casualties in the state has reached 51.

Besides, with 93 fresh cases reported today, the state count has reached 2,608.

Among districts, 35 cases were reported from Amritsar, 23 from Jalandhar, 10 from Ludhiana, seven from Patiala, five from Sangrur, three each from Gurdaspur and Faridkot, two cases from Pathankot and one case each was reported from Fatehgarh Sahib, Hoshiarpur, Fazilka, SAS Nagar and Barnala.

With 35 new cases reported in Amritsar today, the total count of Covid-19 patients in this district has reached 469.

Of the new patients, 10 are ILI (influenza like illness) cases reported from 10 different localities; eight from city and two from rural areas. At least 31 localities in city have reported positive cases during the recent wave of Covid-19 spread.

The new cases also include 19 contacts; seven from Housing Board Colony, three from Katra Sher Singh, one contact each from Faijpur, Kesar dhaba and Ranjit Avenue, two contacts each from RB estate, Rose avenue and Katra Moti Ram.

With 10 more persons testing positive in Jalandhar, the district tally reached 293 cases today. Like yesterday, the positive cases today also included two children, aged 6 years, among eight adults. The cases reported today include one new case and the rest are contacts of previously tested positive patients from Rose Garden, Bhargo Camp, Lamma Pind and Tagore Nagar. After a two-month lull ndash; the Virl village, which reported the first positive cases in the district (contacts of Nawanshahr patient Baldev Singh) has also reported a case today.

There are four new cases from Rose Garden, including the two six-year-old children, a 54-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man. The other eight cases reported in the district include a 48-year-old man from Virk Village, 49-year-old woman from Preet Nagar, 22-year-old woman, 22-year-old man and 56-year-old man from Lamma Pind and a 55-year-old woman from Bhargo Camp. Barring the Virk village man, all are contacts of previous cases.

Meanwhile, with four more people testing positive in Kapurthala, the district tally rose to 44 today. The active cases in Kapurthala are now eight. The four people who tested positive today include a 20-year-old man, 40-year-old man, 33-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy. They are all residents of Mayo Patti in Phagwara. Having travelled to Kapurthala from Muradabad in Uttar Pradesh, they are all migrant labourers who came to the district during the paddy season. Meanwhile, the two judiciary members and their staff as well as an SHO who were tested for Covid-19 have all tested negative. They had come in contact with the ASI who had tested positive a few days ago from the district.

Two more cops have tested positive from Barnala.

4,600 challaned for not wearing mask

As many as 4,600 challans for failure to wear mask in public, 160 for spitting and 24 for not adhering to social distancing norms were issued on Friday alone. Rapping violators, CM Capt Amarinder Singh said such irresponsible behaviour could not be allowed. Responding to questions during the latest FB Live edition of #AskCaptain, the CM said Covid situation had so far been manageable due to strict lockdown imposed in the state and the cooperation of people. TNS



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