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Ferozepur: 9 deaths, 116 new COVID-19 positive cases reported, one more containment zone declared

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The Fact News Service
Ferozepur, May 21
In view of surge in cases on daily basis, one more containment zone has been declared in Guruharsahai block in the district while with the withdrawal of one containment zone of Ferozepur Urban nd 3 micro containment ones of Guruharsahai, the total number has reduced from 31 to 28.  However, 9 deaths and 116 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in the district. The district administration has made an appeal to the citizens to cooperate in following the Covid protocols to completely win over the coronavirus by stopping its further spread.  It could only be possible if we wear masks properly, maintain social distance avoiding crowded places and wash hands frequently on touching any substance while going and coming out of the house. Three containment zones declared now are two at Guruharsahahi and one at Ferozepur urbag, while the 28 micro containment zones are  – 6 at Mamdot, 6 Guruharshai, 3 Ferozshah, 3 Kssoana, 7 Ferozepur Urban. As per the report, 1,56,925 samples were taken, since the outbreak of virus, out of which 1,44,697 were negative, 11,428 positive, 9,370 were recovered while 1,722 are active cases and reports of 800 samples are,, still awaited. With 9 deaths today in the age group of 40 to 87 years are of 5 females and 4 males in Guruharsahai, Ferozshah Ferozepur Urbn, Kassoana blocks taking the total of deaths to 346. In the vaccination drive, 1,229 have been given vaccination of 18-44 years today taking the total to 7,580 and 2167 to 45 plus age including the frontline and health workers taking the total  vaccination figure to 97,373.

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