3 health workers among 21 test +ve in Chandigarh

3 health workers among 21 test +ve in Chandigarh

Cops check vehicles entering Chandigarh from the Zirakpur side on Monday. Photo: Nitin Mittal

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 6

In a major surge in Covid-19 cases, 21 persons, including three health workers, tested positive for the virus in the city today, taking the tally to 487.

A 30-year-old woman staffer of the PGI, residing on the campus, contracted the virus. She was deployed in the Covid ward of the Nehru Hospital Extension.

6 patients discharged

Six Covid patients were discharged after defeating the virus. As of now, 401 patients have been cured of the disease. There are 80 active cases in the city.

A 48-year-old doctor from the GMCH, Sector 32, also tested positive for the virus. The doctor, a resident of Sector 32, is the contact of a male nurse of the GMCH, who had tested positive earlier.

A 40-year-old staffer of the GMCH-32 was also found infected. The staffer, a resident of Daria, is a contact of an already positive case of the hospital.

Four workplace contacts of a previously diagnosed case of the UT Education Department, Sector 9, were also found positive for the novel coronavirus. They are a 34-year-old woman from Dadu Majra, a 44-year-old woman from Sector 40, a 37-year-old person from Behlana and a 25-year-old man from Sector 20.

Four family contacts of a previously diagnosed case of Sector 30 also contracted the infection. They are four women, aged 22, 26, 16 and 55. A 61-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy were found suffering from the disease. They are the family contacts of a previously diagnosed case of Sector 21.

Three family contacts of an already positive case of Daria were diagnosed with the disease. They are two girls, aged 15 and 11, and a 43-year-old man.

A 67-year-old woman from Sector 38 also contracted the infection. She has nine family contacts and all of them are asymptomatic.

A 39-year-old woman from Sector 15 was also found suffering from the contagion. Her two family members have tested negative.

A 42-year-old man, who was working in Ambala with a travel history to Gurgaon, was found infected with the virus. He is a resident of Sector 32 and has four family members and a maid.

A 64-year-old man from Khuda Lahora also tested positive for the virus. He is working in Punjab.

A nine-year-old boy from Sector 31 also contracted the virus. He is the contact of an already positive case of the area.

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