DSP, RTA staff among 92 test positive in Jalandhar

DSP, RTA staff among 92 test positive in Jalandhar

Health team collects the swab of a patient in Jalandhar. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 15

Days after a judge, an SSP, an SDM, a former minister, the secretary at the RTA office and a Bishop tested positive in the district, a DSP and six employees of the RTA office are among the 92 persons who tested positive on Wednesday in the district.

With the 92 new cases, the tally of cases has risen to 1,433 in the district. There are four women employees among the six persons of the RTA office who tested positive. Notably, the RTA office had already been sealed for 72 hours after the secretary of the office tested positive.

With six employees of the RTA office tested positive, the RTA office and the driving track would further be closed until Friday. The office and the track will now open on Monday.

The District Administrative Complex has already been under the scanner with the DC already issuing orders restricting the number of visitors to the office after the last spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in Jalandhar.

Of the 92 fresh cases, 49 are contacts of previous positive cases and 43 are new cases. A number of cases were reported from Kartarpur and others from Randhawa Masandan, Shahkot and other areas.

Two cops, 1 NRI among five new cases in Hoshiarpur

The number of patients affected by the coronavirus in the district has increased to 215 with the arrival of five new positive cases in the district.

Among the new patients are two policemen and a person who returned from abroad.

Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said 31-year-old woman of Seehwan village and a 32-year-old NRI of the area under PHC Hajipur have been found positive. Also, two policemen and a person from the area under PHC Chakkowal have been found positive. He said 588 new samples of people with suspected flu-like symptoms were taken on Wednesday. Five persons were reported positive out of the 551 reports received from the lab today. Dr Singh said total 19085 samples have been taken so far and according to the reports received from the lab, 17,702 samples have been reported negative, while the reports of 1,160 samples are still awaited. As many as 30 samples have been found invalid, 183 patients have cured, while active patients are 24.

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