Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 31
With three members of a family testing positive in Sirsa, two new cases coming to the fore in Faridabad and one person each testing positive in Hisar and Panchkula, the total tally of Covid cases in the state reached 29 today.
The detection of Covid cases from new areas of Sirsa and Hisar sent the Haryana Government in a tizzy. This coupled with reports that 22 persons who attended a religious congregation in the Nizamuddin area of New Delhi recently belonged to Haryana, was giving sleepless nights to government functionaries.
Anil Vij, Health Minister, stated that the government was fully prepared to tackle the challenge and the situation was under control.
Initial reports about the 22 persons attending the religious congregation in the Nizamuddin area suggested that they had come to a village in Panchkula district. Tracing their contacts could pose a major challenge to the Health Department.
Sirsa: A 38-year-old woman and her two children — eight-year-old daughter and six-year-old son — tested positive. The woman, running paying guest accommodation — tested positive on Monday night while her children tested positive on Tuesday.
Sirsa health officials said samples of 21 persons who came in contact with the woman were sent. They said two tested positive and 13 negative while reports on six samples were awaited.
Sources said the samples of 14 more persons who were at a kitty party attended by the woman were sent for testing. The health authorities quarantined those suspected to have come in contact with her.
Dr Viresh Bhushan, Civil Surgeon, stated that the woman and her children were under treatment at the PGIMS in Rohtak.
Faridabad: The district reported two more Covid cases on Tuesday. This took the tally in the district to six. According to health officials, a 51-year-old man residing in Sector 16 here was admitted to Safdurjung Hospital in New Delhi, where his condition was reported to be stable.
An employee of a tour and travel company, it was being suspected that he
got the infection from a person working in Noida who was found positive.
The other patient, a 54-year-old man residing in Greenfields Colony, was admitted to a local hospital. He is the husband of the 54-year-old woman who was found infected on Monday. The couple were recovering at a private hospital here.
All family members of the newly reported patients were quarantined and their samples collected for testing, said Dr Ram Bhagat, Deputy Civil Surgeon. He said 12 persons who came in contact with them were put in isolation.
Hisar: A 54-year-old woman who returned from the USA on March 17 tested positive in Hisar on Monday night. She visited Gurugram and Hisar and went to the Civil Hospital in Hisar before she was quarantined on March 22.
Dr Jaya Goyal, Deputy Civil Surgeon, said 22 persons who came in contact with the patient, including relatives, tenants and medical staff, were quarantined and the sample of her husband sent for testing.
Panchkula: With another case surfacing in the district, the number of cases had risen to two. The patient, a staff nurse, was kept in the isolation ward of the Civil Hospital in Sector 6.
Dr Jasjeet Kaur, Civil Surgeon, said the patient was home quarantined after she was found symptomatic. Her condition deteriorated about two days back, after which she was admitted to hospital. Her samples were sent for testing and the report confirmed that she was Covid positive.
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