10 out of every 100 test positive for Covid-19

10 out of every 100 test positive for Covid-19

Patiala, April 17

Patiala today reported 363 new cases and seven deaths.

Of 3,445 people tested for Covid-19, 363 people were found infected with the virus, which implies a positivity rate of above 10 per cent.

The total count of positive cases in the district has risen to 27,069 while the tally of active cases has gone to 2,777. Besides, seven people died due to the infection in the past 24 hours, taking the death count to 667.

Meanwhile, it has come to the fore that some private hospitals without authorisation were admitting suspected Covid patients. "We will take action against such hospitals or clinics which are admitting patients without authorisation," said Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Satinder Singh.

Also, the Health Department has declared street No. 1 of Gurbax Colony and street No. 5 of Anand Nagar (B) as micro containment zones. — TNS

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