49-year-old man tests positive for coronavirus; tally now 16

49-year-old man tests positive for coronavirus; tally now 16

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 1

A 49-year-old man tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, officials said---a development that takes the number of cases in the city to 16.

The newest patient is a resident of Sector 35 who was admitted to an isolation ward in GMSH 16 on March 30, an official said.

He did not travel to any coronavirus-hit country, but is believed to have met his relatives who live in Punjab’s Mansa and recently visited Dubai and Singapore.  

“He had a typical pneumonia with bilateral pneumonitis.  He has tested positive for nCoV,” an official said, using an abbreviation for novel coronavirus.  

Three members of his family have been quarantined.

 “Information about his contacts in Punjab has been shared (with Punjab’s authorities),” the official said.

The latest case brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the city to 16.

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