Tribune News Service
Mohali, July 7
A 70-year-old man from Kharar, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at the GMCH Hospital in Patiala taking the death toll in Mohali district to six on Tuesday.
The deceased was earlier admitted in a private hospital in Sector 68 with chronic disease and was to undergo surgery but was later shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital in Patiala, where he died on Tuesday.
Civil Surgeon Dr Manjit Singh said the body has been kept in the mortuary at the Patiala hospital and cremation will take place in Mohali on Wednesday as per protocol under the observation of health officials.
He said they would collect the samples of his family members and will also trace contacts of the deceased.
Meanwhile, five more cases were reported in Mohali district taking the total count to 323.
The persons infected with the virus include a 40-year-old male from Zirakpur, 48-year-old male from Jawaharpur village in Dera Bassi, 38-year-old male from Nayagaon, 50-year-old male from Baltana and a 28-year-old female from Mundi Kharar.
Dr Manjit Singh said, all the patients were suffering from ILI and have been admitted in Covid Care Centre at Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur.
He said the patient from Mundi Kharar was in contact with a positive case. He said health teams have been directed to take the samples of their family members on Wednesday.
Dr Singh said that eight patients have recovered from the disease and discharged from the hospital.
He said as of now there were 323 positive cases and out of these 237 have recovered while there were 80 active cases and six deaths in the district.
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