Hoshiarpur, July 8
The Hoshiarpur SDM and the Municipal Corporation Commissioner are among the four persons who tested positive for Covid-19 in Hoshiarpur district on Wednesday.
Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said of the four positive cases, Hoshiarpur SDM Dr Amit Mahajan and Municipal Corporation Commissioner Balbir Raj Singh were found positive. Their samples were taken and tested on TrueNat machine at the Civil Hospital and both have been found positive.
The Civil Surgeon said now, the samples of Municipal Corporation and SDM office employees would be taken tomorrow. Among the other two patients, one is a 25-year-old person from Chakkowal village, who is in Punjab Police custody, while the other case is of a nurse of a private hospital in Mukerian.
Both are undergoing treatment at a Covid Care centre in Jalandhar. Dr Singh said 301 fresh samples of persons with suspected flu-like symptoms were taken on Wednesday. He said the total number of samples taken so far has reached 15,602 of which 14,653 samples were negative, while the reports of 745 samples were awaited. He said 29 sample have been found invalid, adding that seven deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the district so far, while 171 patients have been cured.
District Epidemiologist Dr Shailesh said the samples of the family members of the SDM and MC Commissioner and their close staff would be taken on Thursday. — OC
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