Health Department’s Deputy Director, lab technician found positive

62-yr-old Hoshiarpur woman dies of Covid in Ludhiana

Health Department’s Deputy Director, lab technician found positive

Hoshiarpur, June 29

With the Health Department’s Deputy Director and a Lab Technician (LT) testing positive on Monday, the number of patients affected by coronavirus in the district has reached 179. A Hoshiarpur woman undergoing treatment at Ludhiana hospital died on Monday, increasing the tally of number of deaths to six in the district.

Civil Surgeon, Hoshiarpur, Dr Jasvir Singh said: “Deputy Director (Health) posted as Civil Surgeon, Pathankot, Dr Vinod Sarin (59) and Civil Hospital Hoshiarpur’s lab technician aged 34 years, were found positive today. Due to this, the number of corona-affected patients in the district has increased to 159. Dr Vinod Sarin was referred to Amritsar Medical College.”

Meanwhile, Tajinder Kaur, a 62-year-old resident of the district who was undergoing treatment in Ludhiana, died of coronavirus. She was also suffering from cancer. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said 425 new samples were taken on Monday, while the reports of 272 samples taken earlier were received from the lab, of which two new positive cases have been found. He said total 12,703 samples have been taken so far in the district, of which 11,959 were found negative, while reports of 547 samples are awaited. The number of active cases is 12 in the district, while 161 patients have recovered so far. — OC

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