21 new cases, Mohali tally crosses 500 mark
Tribune News Service
Mohali, July 18
Mohali saw two Covid-19 fatalities today, raising the toll to 11. Besides, 21 fresh cases were reported from the district, taking the tally to 513.
A 43-year-old man, a resident of Preet Colony, Zirakpur, died of Covid at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32, Chandigarh. He was diabetic. An 82-year-old man of Kharar died at the PGI, Chandigarh. He was admitted to the PGI on July 12 with acute hypertension and had tested positive for the virus.
The district health authorities today sealed both Sohana Multi-Specialty Hospital and Eye Care Hospital after seven staff members of the hospitals tested positive for the infections.
The Civil Surgeon, Dr Manjit Singh, said the staffers found infected were five women, aged 27, 22, 23, 26 and 50, and two youths, aged 22 and 29. Yesterday, four staff members of the hospital were found infected, he added.
Dr Manjit Singh said two men, aged 34 and 48, a 17-year-old girl and a 20-year-old woman of Sector 125, Sunny Enclave, Kharar, a 55-year-old man of AOM Enclave, a 52-year-old man of Motia Regal, Dhakoli, a 65-year-old man of Sunny Enclave, Zirakpur, a 30-year-old woman of High Land Park, Zirakpur, two women, aged 29 and 49, and a 27-year-old youth of Sector 69, a 35-year-old man of Mohali, a 25-year-old youth of Kharar and a 39-year-old man of Peer Muchalla were others to test positive for the virus.
The Civil Surgeon said eight patients were cured of the virus and discharged from the hospital, taking the total recoveries in the district to 318. There are 184 active cases in the district.
Meanwhile, some patients, who have been quarantined, alleged that they were being harassed and threatened by some unidentified callers. They said screenshots of their reports had gone viral and the unidentified miscreants were making threatening calls on their landline phones.
The Civil Surgeon said the lab test reports were being received from 35 centres and the staff had been directed not to reveal the identity of anyone. He said patients should not worry about the calls and take proper treatment and rest to get cured. They should take it as social stigma, he added.
Two more contract virus in Panchkula
Panchkula: Two more persons tested positive for Covid on Saturday, taking the district tally to 243. A 27-year-old youth of Sector 15, who works at the office of HARTRON in Sector 2, and a 32-year-old employee of the Haryana Public Service Commission, Sector 4, contracted the virus. The youth is said to have got the infection at the HARTRON office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, where he had gone to attend a meeting. Meanwhile, partial but “larger” areas in Maheshpur and Ashiana Complex in Sector 19 have been sealed to prevent the virus spread. TNS
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