Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 5
The district on Sunday reported 71 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the total count to 900. A majority of those who tested positive are defence personnel. Besides, the number of Covid-19 cases admitted in Military Hospital in Jalandhar has also climbed to 23.
From 255 on the first of June, the district has had a dramatic hike of 645 cases in the past one month alone. Leave alone flattening the curve, the district has been witnessing a constant rise in the number of cases with some particular days reporting a spike of over 30 to 40 to a whopping 70 cases like today.
The new cases include 10 minors aged between 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 16 (2) and 17 (2) years. The infected persons are from areas like Ali Mohalla, Gadaipur, Kandola Kalan, Nanak Pind (Jamsher), Mohalla Charkhiri (Kartarpur), Lidhran, Lohian Khas (2), Dada Colony, Suchi Pind, Makhdoompura, Cheema Kalan, Sanghe Khalsa, Bundala, Mitju Basti, New Deold Nagar, PIMS Hospital (3), Kot Pakshian, Model House, New Devi Talab, Gulab Devo Road, Ajit Nagar, Basti Bawa Khel, Kazi Mohalla, Jalandhar Cantt, Bhogpur, Surya Enclave and Mithapur. Of the 71 fresh cases, three persons are symptomatic. Barring Army personnel, there were also a couple of other cases with travel history reported today.
25 contacts of two anganwadi workers quarantined
As many as 25 persons from Shahkot, including 17 people from their family, have been quarantined. These people had come in contact with two anganwadi workers, who tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. The workers were posted at Fazalpur village. After their reports, both were sent to the Civil Hospital, Jalandhar. On Sunday, teams of the Health Department surveyed the village and prepared a list of the people who came in contact with them. Senior Medical Officer Amardeep Singh Duggal said the anganwadi workers were tested at a camp set up at the CHC, Shahkot. The test report revealed that both were infected with the virus. The teams then sent both to the hospital and made a list of the people who came in contact with them. On Monday, a corona sampling camp will be organised at the village level and corona tests will be done on all people,” he said.
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