576 test positive in Patiala

31 succumb to coronavirus at Rajindra hospital

576 test positive in Patiala

A man takes a jab against Covid in Patiala on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service
Patiala, April 29

At 576, the district today registered the second highest number of Covid cases today. The number is merely five less than 581 cases recorded in the city yesterday.

Meanwhile, the number of deaths at Government Rajindra hospital reached 31, which comprise cases from the district and outside.

The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Satinder Singh, said, “Out of 4,428 reports received in the district, 576 have been found positive thus bringing the total cases in the district to 32,569. The toll in the district has also risen to 765 as the district recorded deaths of 11 Covid patients.”

Officials said, “As of now, the total number of Covid cases recorded in the district has reached 32,569 while 295 people have recovered from the disease. At present, there are 3,936 active cases.”

Of the total Covid positive cases, the highest number of 325 was recorded from Patiala followed by 35 each from Rajpura and Samana, 31 from Dudan Sadhan and others from around the district, officials added.

Meanwhile, 4,418 people were administered vaccine against coronavirus in the district. “People should get both shots of the vaccine as per the mentioned time frame and directed by the Health Department,” Dr Satinder added.

The district nodal officer, Dr Sumit Singh, said many positive cases were recorded from a religious shrine near Old Mehar Singh Colony in Patiala and Dalima Vihar of Rajpura. Micro-containment zones were established in the affected areas, he added.

When contacted, Surabhi Malik, in-charge, Covid-19 isolation at the Government Rajindra Hospital, said, “The hospital has recorded 31 deaths today. This includes deaths of persons from the district and outside.”

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