The concern of administration and health department has increased due to 18 people being found corona positive on Sunday in the district. This is the first case of such a high number of infections simultaneously. Out of these 18 people, the one is woman of Kot Sadiq, who has died in a civil hospital on Thursday.
On Sunday, under the pressure of the family of the woman, the health department team conducted her last rites under her supervision and the family members have also been shocked due to her report being found positive late at night. Among the other people who have been found positive in the district are four police personnel.
Two of them hail from Hoshiarpur, one from Amritsar and one from Sheikhhe village in Jalandhar. Of these 18 patients, 13 belong to Jalandhar district, the remaining five belong to other districts. The number of patients in the district has been 342 and 12 have died. On Sunday, 20 people have been sent on leave, to be isolated in house. Dr. TP Singh, Nodal Officer of Health Department has confirmed this.
He said that on Sunday, samples of 242 people have been sent to the Government Medical College Amritsar for examination. 625 people report negative and 1216 report is awaited. 20 patients have been discharged from civil hospital and sent home. He said that 85 teams in the district knocked over 5159 houses and investigated 22676 people. Home quarantine time of 9027 people out of 9637 has been completed and 610 are running.