Panchkula sees surge, biggest so far

58 more found infected in dist, five of them outsiders

Panchkula sees surge, biggest so far

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Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 2

In the biggest single-day spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, the district saw 58 persons testing positive for the virus today. Since five of them do not belong to the district, they will not be added to its tally. Two of the patients are yet to be traced as they provided wrong details at the time of testing.

The fresh cases raised the tally to 650 in the district. Twenty-three persons from Ramgarh, 12 from Pinjore and Kalka, five from Sector 20 and three from Marranwala in Nanakpur were among those found infected today.

A 25-year-old man from Sector 27, a 43-year-old man from Sector 15, a nine-year-old girl from Sector 16, a 44-year-old woman from Sector 9, a 30-year-old man from Sector 25, a 37-year-old woman from Sector 12-A, a 40-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman from Sector 15, a 73-year-old man from Sector 20 and a 52-year-old man from Sector 4 were also found suffering from the contagion. As of now, the district has 345 active cases, while 303 patients have been cured and discharged.

Over 20,000 tested

Panchkula has conducted over 20,000 Covid tests so far. With rising cases, it has also increased its testing capacity.

In June, the daily testing capacity was 160. It increased to 320 in July. The RT-PCR lab at the Panchkula Civil Hospital also accepts samples from other districts, including Yamunanagar.

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