Coronavirus: Ludhiana woman among 2 die, toll 7

Two of her contacts in Mohali test positive | 70 confirmed cases in 12 districts so far

Coronavirus: Ludhiana woman among 2 die, toll 7

Carrying sacks of ration, migrant workers walk home in Jalandhar on Sunday. Photo: Sarabjit Singh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 5

With two more deaths, the total number of causalities on account of Covid has reached seven in the state. One of the deaths was reported from Ludhiana and the other from Amritsar.

Besides, five new cases were reported on Sunday, taking the tally to 70 spread over 12 districts.

Of the five cases, two have been reported from Amritsar, and one each from Mohali, Barnala and Ludhiana, the Health Department has said.

A 69-year-old Ludhiana woman, who died on Sunday visited her relatives in Mohali last month. On March 24, she developed flu-like symptoms and, on March 31, she returned to Ludhiana and was admitted to Fortis Hospital. She tested positive on April 2 and suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday. Two of her contacts in Mohali have also tested positive. The second death has been of a 75-year-old woman, who hails from Pathankot. She was admitted to Government Medical College, Amritsar. Meanwhile in Ludhiana, a person linked to Tablighi Jamaat has tested positive in Ludhiana. With this, the total number of positive cases from Ludhiana has reached six. Barnala reported its first Covid case — a 42-year-old woman, who does not have a travel history. Her husband went to Chandigarh last month for two days. He, his daughter and four members of her landlord’s family have been admitted to the isolation ward of Civil Hospital, Barnala. The district administration has sealed the area where the woman lives.

In Amritsar, with two more persons testing positive, the count of positive cases has increased to 10. One of them is a man from Chatiwind area.

The other is a woman, the wife of an already positive patient from Jaura Fatak area. Her husband is a tailor with no history of travel. These two persons live in densely populated areas.

The department has shifted five patients from Government Medical College, Amritsar, to Fortis Escorts. They were shifted on the request by their families. They include Darshan Singh, (a member of Bhai Nirmal Singh’s jatha), his wife, son and grandson. The fifth person to be shifted is the aunt of Bhai Nirmal Singh.

As per the department, samples of 2,208 suspected cases were sent for testing so far. Of them, 1,711 samples were found negative and reports of 427 were still awaited.

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