Seven fresh cases of COVID-19 in Chandigarh

4 others, GMCH doc also found infected; yet to be added to tally

Seven fresh cases of COVID-19 in Chandigarh

Seven fresh Covid-19 cases were reported from the city today, taking the tally to 466.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 5

Seven fresh Covid-19 cases were reported from the city today, taking the tally to 466.

A 26-year-old woman from Sector 20, who works with the UT Education Department, was among those found infected.

Five of a family from Dhanas also tested positive for Covid-19 today. They are three men, aged 22, 26 and 20, a woman, aged 20, and a 1.5-year-old baby boy. They are family contacts of a previously diagnosed case from Dhanas. A 58-year-old man from Sector 21 also contracted the virus. He has seven family contacts. All of them have been quarantined.

A 48-year-old doctor at the GMCH-32 also tested positive for coronavirus. The doctor, a resident of Sector 32, is the contact of a male nurse at the hospital. The nurse, a resident of Mohali, had tested positive on Saturday. The 48-year-old doctor is yet to be included in the UT tally.

Both nursing officer and the doctor had operated upon a Covid patient, said sources.

Sources said seven more employees of the UT Education Department also tested positive today. Of them, four are from Chandigarh, two from Mohali and one from Panchkula. UT officials were yet to include the four city residents in the UT tally.

A total of nine employees of the UT Education Department have tested positive till now. Meanwhile, the first floor of the UT Education Department was sealed today. An official order by the Director, School Education, reads: “Due to some suspected Covid-19 cases in the Directorate of Education, UT, office rooms and branches, including the office of the Director, School and Higher Education, situated on the first floor of the Additional Deluxe Building, Sector 9, will remain closed till further orders. During the closure period, staff members will remain at home-quarantined.”

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