3 more test positive in Mohali district

Dera Bassi sees 1st case, has no travel history

Tribune Reporters

Mohali/Dera Bassi, April 4

Three more Covid-19 cases were reported from the district today. Two of them are women, both residents of Sector 91. The third is from Jawaharpur village in Dera Bassi.

The women patients have been identified as Mahinder Kaur (80) and Manjit Kaur (55). The Mohali Civil Surgeon said both women were in contact with their 69-year-old relative of Ludhiana, who tested positive on March 31. Both patients were admitted to Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur.

Results of samples of their three contacts are awaited. Reports of 55 samples arrived today and all of them were found to be negative.

Besides, Malkit Singh (43), a resident of Jawaharpur in Dera Bassi, also tested positive for Covid-19. He is admitted to the GMCH-32, Chandigarh. This is the first Covid positive case from Dera Bassi. The patient has no travel history. Areas of Sector 91 and Jawaharpur village have been sealed as a precautionary measure. District Epidemiologist Dr Harmandeep Kaur said the contacts of Malkit Singh were yet to be discovered.

Door-to-door surveys

Meanwhile, District Health Department teams carried out door-to-door surveys at Mauli Baidwan village and Sector 68 here today, from where two positive cases were reported yesterday.

Teams of multipurpose health workers visited 723 houses in Mauli Baidwan and screened 3,615 people.

District Nodal Officer Dr Harmandeep Kaur and Senior Medical Officer Dr Kuljeet Kaur said a total of 25 samples were taken from Mauli Baidwan, whereas six samples were collected from Sector 68 as a precautionary measure. As many as 31 more samples were sent from different areas of the district. A total of 62 samples have been sent for testing to the PGI, Chandigarh.

House survey work was completed in Nayagaon by the Health Department today. A total of 13 teams visited the remaining 1,352 houses in which a total of 6,026 people were examined.

Health inspector Dinesh Chaudhari, who led the teams, said no villager was found with any symptoms of the disease.

Temporary accommodation

The Mohali DC said Purab Apartments in Sector 88 had been made a temporary accommodation for those at maximum risk of exposure to Covid-19 such as health, police and civil administration officials, who don't want to go home because of elderly parents and young children.

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