In 24 days, Bathinda sees 4 deaths, 49 new Covid cases

In 24 days, Bathinda sees 4 deaths, 49 new Covid cases

Sukhmeet Bhasin

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, November 24

Amid dengue surge, Bathinda district has witnessed a spike in Covid cases with 49 new infections and four deaths reported so far this month. A total of five cases have been reported from a house in Janta Nagar in Rampura Phul. The street has been declared as a micro-containment zone by the authorities.

The Deputy Commissioner has directed the Health Department to carry out door-to-door survey in the micro-containment zone on daily basis, clinical management of all confirmed cases and carry out random stratified sampling in such areas.

The period for which the area will be tagged micro-containment zone will be at least 10 days. If not more than a single new case is reported from the area in five days then the micro-containment zone shall cease to exist. Otherwise, the period would be extended by one week at a time. As per the Health Department data, out of 5,79,100 samples collected, 43,441 had tested positive for Covid. As many as 1,071 deaths had been reported so far in the district and at present, there are 20 active cases, out of which 14 are in home isolation and six are from Army Cantt.

Bathinda Civil Surgeon Dr Tejwant Singh Dhillon said: “A total of 40 cases were reported in October and this month, four deaths and 49 cases have been reported so far, out of which around 30 per cent of the cases are from military area. People need to be cautious and follow the government-issued guidelines.” He also said the department was closely monitoring the spike. “As many as nine cases were reported on Monday, including five from a single family in Rampura, and on Tuesday, the total new cases reported were only two.”

Micro-containment zone declared

A total of five cases have been reported from a house in Janta Nagar in Rampura Phul. The street has been declared as a micro-containment zone by the authorities

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