Jalandhar district Covid-19 tally crosses 1,000 mark

Jalandhar district Covid-19 tally crosses 1,000 mark

Health workers collect the swab of a patient after a surge in Covid positive cases in Jalandhar. Tribune Photo: Malkiat Singh

Ajay Joshi

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 8

The district reported a spike of 71 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally of positive cases to 1,010.

Those found positive, include one District Civil Judge, who after testing positive for the virus has been sent for home quarantine as per standard operating procedures; 15 Army personnel from SATA Regiment; one doctor at a private hospital; one nurse; 10 from Samrai village and over 15 locals from various villages in Bhogpur. The other infected cases were mostly reported from Ali Mohalla, Bhargo Camp, Quazi Mohalla, Dada Colony, Arora Mohalla, Preet Colony, Dasmesh Nagar, Focal Point, Phagwari Mohalla and other areas.

Notably, fresh Covid positive patients include six minors between 7 and 17 year age bracket and five elderly in the 60-77 year age group. With this, more micro-containment and containment zones are likely to be created. The administration had on Tuesday already announced to form seven micro and three containment zones.

Meanwhile, a total of 48 patients including six from Meritorious School, four from Civil Hospital, one from IMA facility centre and 37 patients who completed their home quarantine period tested negative for the virus.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jasbir Singh on Wednesday said foolproof arrangements have been made at the Covid Care Centre in Government Meritorious School, which acts as level-1 Covid Care facility in Jalandhar for ensuring quality treatment to patients.

Jasbir said the entire mechanism includes quality health services, upgraded health infrastructure and the availability of nutritious food for all.

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