Scribe dies of Covid, 4th fatality in Mohali

12 fresh cases surface in district

Scribe dies of Covid, 4th fatality in Mohali

A 43-year-old man, a resident of Phase X and anchor of a Punjabi TV channel, died of Covid-19 this morning. Photo for representation only.

Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 30

A 43-year-old man, a resident of Phase X and anchor of a Punjabi TV channel, died of Covid-19 this morning. He is the fourth fatality due to the novel coronavirus in the district.

Civil Surgeon Manjit Singh said the patient was being treated at Ivy Hospital for renal disorders.

Manjit Singh said 12 fresh cases of Covid surfaced in various parts of the district today, taking the tally to 271.

He said a 37-year-old woman from Baltana and seven men, aged 32, 24, 33, 39, 28, 28 and 20, and an 18-year-old boy, all from Behra village, were found positive for Covid. They are employees of a meat factory at Behra. Five women employees of the factory had tested positive for Covid recently. The factory has been sealed.

A 46-year-old man from Lalru, who had returned from Uttar Pradesh, a 25-year-old youth from Phase IV and a 55-year-old man from Dhakoli, a case of influenza-like illness, are others who have been found infected. The new patients have been admitted to the Covid care centre at Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur.

The Civil Surgeon said a 23-year-old youth from Kharar had been cured of Covid and was discharged from the hospital.

So far, the district has reported 271 Covid cases. Of these, 197 patients have been cured while four died of the disease. There are 70 active cases.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan today gave a clarion call to residents of the district to download the COVA app on their mobile phones. He said a contest, ‘Mission Fateh Warrior’, had been started and the same was open to those who had downloaded the app on their phones. He said the winners would be honoured with T-shirts and gold, silver and bronze certificates.

Dayalan said one had to download the app and join Mission Fateh before registering for the contest. The points would be added to the participant’s account on the basis of uploaded selfies of activities connected with the mission.

The participant would get additional points in the event of getting some other person download the app and connect with the mission using his/her own referral code.

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Chandigarh: Six new cases of Covid-19 were reported from the city on Tuesday. A 53-year-old man, a 47-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy from Sector 41 were found infected. They are all community contacts of a Covid patient. Two women, aged 36 and 65, who belong to Sector 23, have tested positive for coronavirus. They are family contacts of a Covid patient living in their house. A 40-year-old man from Dhanas has also contracted the virus. He is a workplace contact of positive cases belonging to Punjab. Meanwhile, 15 persons reportedly recovered from the disease on Tuesday. TNS

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