Covid-19 Pandemic

Four more from Dera Bassi village test +ve, district count 30

All new patients aged above 50; one more patient recovers, discharged

Four more from Dera Bassi village test +ve, district count 30

A Correspondent
Mohali, April 8

The district reported four more Covid positive cases today, all from Jawaharpur village near Dera Bassi, which earlier had 11 patients.

With the new cases, the total number of positive cases in the district has reached 30. Half of the cases are from Jawaharpur, which has already been declared a Covid hotspot in the district.

All new patients are above the age of 50 and include another panch of the village. All of them were admitted to Gian Sagar Hospital, Banur, today. They were already isolated in their houses after the Health Department sealed the entire village after declaring it a containment area.

The Civil Surgeon said 138 samples were taken yesterday, of which, 118 were collected from Jawaharpur. The reports of 84 samples taken from Jawaharpur were received today. While four of the samples tested positive 80 were found negative for the virus.

The reports of 75 samples taken from various parts of the district are awaited.

Meanwhile, a 24-year-old woman, who was admitted to the Civil Hospital on March 18, completely recovered from the deadly Covid and was discharged from the hospital today. The woman is the fifth patient in the district to have recovered from the disease so far.

She was admitted to the hospital after she had developed some symptoms of the disease as she had come in contact with the first patient of the tricity, a resident of Sector 21 in Chandigarh who had returned from the UK.

Dr Rajindra Bhooshan, who headed the team treating the patient, said she was responding to the treatment well and remained in high spirits and never showed fear, stress or panic. Bhooshan added that she had been advised to remain indoors for 14 days at her house. Before leaving the hospital, the woman thanked doctors, nurses and other staff. She said they took good care of her and always encouraged her.

Others discharged from the district are two elderly sisters living in Phase 3A, an old woman from Sector 68 and a 42-year-old man.

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