13 more test coronavirus positive in Mohali; district tally reaches 86

10 Nanded returnees add to total count

13 more test coronavirus positive in Mohali; district tally reaches 86

Tribune News Service
Mohali, April 30

Mohali district on Thursday reported 13 more coronavirus cases, taking the total in the district to 86.

Those infected include 10 pilgrims who had recently returned from Nanded in Maharashtra, where they had gone to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Hazur Sahib.

A man found positive is an employee of the PGI and a resident of Mullanpur village in the district. He was in contact with the Nayagaon resident, also a PGI employee undergoing treatment at the isolation ward at PGI Chandigarh.

Two more tested positive in COVID hotspot Jawarharpur village.

The 30-year-old person from Nayagaon who was working as sanitation worker in the Covid ward of the PGI, had tested positive on April 19 while four members of his family had tested positive on April 20. Later, another Nayagaon resident and also a PGI employee had tested positive on April 23.

Giving details, Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said that of the 41 samples of the pilgrims who had arrived from Nanded 16 had tested positive. He said besides these, another pilgrim, a resident of Ambala, had tested positive.

He said the pilgrims who had arrived in the city had been kept at a quarantine centre in Sector 70. He said those tested positive have now been admitted to the Covid Care Centre at Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur.

Dayalan said health teams had been deputed to take the samples of the remaining members of the family and other contacts in Mullanpur village. He said that as of now 30 people had been cured of the disease while the number of active patients in the district was 52. He said of the 43 patients from Jawaharpur only 25 are active coronavirus positive cases undergoing treatment at Gian Sagar Hospital.

Woman dies in isolation ward of Patiala hospital; coronavirus test result awaited

Patiala: A woman, who was admitted to the isolation ward of Government Rajindra Hospital, died on Thursday morning.

Hospital authorities said her sample for coronavirus was taken on Wednesday. However, the test results are awaited.

Meanwhile, one more pilgrim who returned from Hazur Sahib in Nanded, tested positive for coronavirus.

He arrived on Monday evening and was quarantined in a local gurdwara in his native village Dhanetta in Samana block of the district.

The Civil Surgeon said he was being shifted to the isolation ward of Rajindra Hospital.

With this, 64 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the district.

23 new corona positive cases in Amritsar

Amritsar: The health authorities have confirmed 23 new Covid 19 cases in the district from among the passengers who had returned from Hazoor Sahib two days ago. With this the patient count in the district has increased to 47.

Meanwhile, in Tarn Taran too, with seven new cases from among those returned from Nanded, the count reaches 15.

After 2 positive cases, Bathinda admn on alert

Bathinda: After two positive cases were reported on Wednesday evening, the district administration and health department have come into action mode. A family member of the positive case was earlier sent back home after she reported negative, but now she has been called back again to the quarantine centre and their lane in Parasram Nagar has been sealed.

The positive case, Balwinder Singh Pappi, had come in contact with 16 people in the district and the teams are tracing them.

Meanwhile, government ambulance drivers refused to bring in Covid-19 suspect patients as they claimed that they were not given the PPE kits. Following this, NGOs ambulances were asked to bring suspected cases.

3 Nanded pilgrims test positive in Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur: Three of the 41 samples of Nanded pilgrims have test positive.

Punjab School Education Board tells students to exercise during lockdown

Chandigarh: The Punjab School Education Board has advised school students to start exercising daily, during the lockdown. A schedule of exercises that students can do while in their homes has been shared by the Board.

Nanded pilgrim found infected with coronavirus in Moga

Moga: A pilgrim who returned from Nanded in Maharashtra was found infected with coronavirus in Moga district. Has been admitted to the district hospital.

Nanded pilgrim tests coronavirus positive in Muktsar

Muktsar: A 40-year-old man of Kaoni village in Gidderbaha subdivision here, a Nanded returnee, tested coronavirus positive in Muktsar district on Thursday. He was home-quarantined.

A total of three persons tested coronavirus positive today. One is from Kaoni village in Gidderbaha subdivision and two are residents of Muktsar town.

Now, the district's total case tally is four.

A Tablighi Jamaat congregation attendee, who tested positive on April 8, is already admitted to local COVID hospital.

2 test coronavirus positive in Sangrur

Sangrur: Two more people have tested coronavirus positive in this district.

Health authorities have started conducting tests of all their contacts. Till date, the district has seen five positive cases. The earlier three were cured.

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