10 more contract virus in Chandigarh

10 more contract virus in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh, July 12

As many as 10 more persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the city today, taking the tally to 559. Six patients are the family contacts of already diagnosed cases. These include four of a family from Sector 45, including two women, aged 30 and 50 and two men, aged 58 and 28.

4 PGI staffers test +ve, not in UT tally

Three employees, one each from the Histopathology, Parasitology and Engineering departments at the PGI, tested positive for the virus on Sunday. They are not from Chandigarh. An employee of the PGI blood bank was also found infected. Six employees from the Histopathology, 10 from the Engineering and two from the Parasitology departments have been home-quarantined. They have not been added to the UT tally.

A 45-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man from Sector 21 have also contracted the infection from their family members. A 58-year-old man, a resident of Delhi, was also found infected. He is the contact of previously positive cases of Delhi. At present, he is residing in Sector 7 here.

A 39-year-old man from Sector 32, a 60-year-old man from Sector 19 and a 54-year-old woman from Sector 63 were also found suffering from the virus. The health authorities have not disclosed their source of infection. The authorities have begun isolating and testing their contacts.

4 patients discharged

Meanwhile, three patients from Mani Majra and one from Sector 21 here were discharged from hospitals after defeating the virus on Sunday. — TNS