Kharar man dies at hospital in Patiala

Kharar man dies at hospital in Patiala

Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 7

A 70-year-old man from Kharar, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died at Government Medical College, Patiala, today, taking the death toll due to the disease in Mohali district to six.

He was earlier admitted to a private hospital in Sector 68 here with a chronic disease and was to undergo a surgery. He was later shifted to the Patiala hospital, where he died today.

The Civil Surgeon, Dr Manjit Singh, said, the body had been kept at the mortuary at the Patiala hospital and the cremation would take place in Mohali tomorrow as per protocol under the supervision of health officials. He said they would collect the samples of his family members and would also trace the contacts of the deceased.

Five more infected, eight discharged

Meanwhile, five more Covid cases have been reported from Mohali, taking the district count to 323. Those infected with the virus are a 40-year-old man from Zirakpur, a 48-year-old man from Jawaharpur village in Dera Bassi, a 38-year-old man from Nayagaon, a 50-year-old man from Baltana and a 28-year-old woman from Mundi Kharar.

Dr Manjit Singh said all patients were suffering from influenza-like illness (ILI) and had been admitted to the 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 had been directed to take the samples of their family members tomorrow.

He said eight more patients had recovered from the disease and were discharged from the hospital. He said the district had reported 323 positive cases so far. While 237 patients had recovered, there were 80 active cases. Six persons had lost the battle to the disease.

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