Covid claims 2 more lives, infects 61

Judge, 7 cops among infected; Kidwai Nagar declared micro-containment zone

Covid claims 2 more lives, infects 61

Despite public dealing having been curtailed, people continue to visit the DC office complex on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 14

Two Covid patients succumbed and 61 more tested positive in the district today. The death toll has reached 36.

A 40-year-old woman from Vijay Nagar in Ludhiana breathed her last at Oswal Hospital. A 57-year-old man from Iqbal Nagar, Tajpur Nagar, Ludhiana, died at the CMCH. He was referred from Civil Hospital on July 4.

Two patients, a man and a woman from Amritsar and Sangrur, respectively, died of Covid at the DMCH.

Of 61 positive cases, seven are policemen and two belong to judiciary. A local judicial magistrate and her husband have tested positive. A reader in the court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class) has also tested positive.

The seven infected policemen include four ASIs from CIA-1, an ASI from Khanna and the Moti Nagar SHO.

The contacts of positive persons found infected today belong to Railway Colony, Basti Jodhewal, Janta Nagar, Chandigarh Road, Phullanwal, Haibowal, Shergill Market, Bagga Khurd village, Tajpur Road, Purva village, Mata Rani Mohalla and Guru Gobind Singh Nagar at Khanna.

Many persons with influenza-like infection tested positive for Covid at New Madhopuri, Muslim Colony, Jamalpur, Haibowal Kalan, Payal and Ambedkar Nagar.

Visitors sent back from DC office complex

Many people, unaware of the fact that entry to the DC office complex has been curtailed, today visited the office. They, however, were sent back by the security and were asked to either mail their concerns or drop their letters/complaints in the drop box.

“I do not know how to send an e-mail,” said one of the visitors from a nearby village.

Meanwhile, Kidwai Nagar was declared as micro-containment zone. Now, there are five micro-containment zones and one containment zone. The five micro containment zones are Field Ganj (nine cases), Vijay Nagar (eight cases), GK Estate (eight cases), Navi Abadi Khanna (five cases) and Kidwai Nagar (six cases). The containment zone comprising Ashok Nagar in Salem Tabri has 25 cases.

Awareness drive

Meanwhile, the Health Department has launched an awareness drive in the containment and micro-containment zone. Mass media wing teams are educating people and motivating them to get their sampling done.

Today, the teams visited Field Ganj, Salem Tabri and Kidwai Nagar.

The teams suggested people against venturing out and asked them to cooperate with the administration. They were also briefed about FIRs and challans to be imposed on violators.

The Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajesh Bagga, said the teams would collect samples from the containment and micro-containment zones and persons from those areas need not come to hospitals for sampling.

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