8 cases, no death due to Covid in Patiala

Micro-containment zone declared at Achal village in Bhadson

8 cases, no death due to Covid in Patiala

A health worker collects a swab sample in Patiala. Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, August 4

The Health Department today declared a micro-containment zone at Achal village in Bhadson block of the district after five fresh cases of coronavirus were reported from there. Health officials said the number of active cases of coronavirus in the village had risen to nine.

No vaccination today

Dr Veenu Goyal, District Immunisation officer, announced that there would be no vaccination on Thursday due to a shortage of doses. She said not even international students, who were among the priority group, would be able to get the vaccine. Officials said they had not received vaccines from the state headquarters.

Dr Sumeet Singh, District Epidemiologist, said fresh cases were detected during the tracing of contacts of a Covid patients in the village.

“A majority of fresh cases were either asymptomatic or had only mild symptoms. We will be collecting samples from the affected area to check the spread of the virus in the village,” said Dr Sumeet.

Dr Sumeet added Covid was not over yet, therefore, people should follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Meanwhile, The Civil Surgeon, Dr Prince Sodhi, said eight cases, including five from Achal village, were reported today. Two cases were reported from Patiala city and one from Kauli block.

The number of active cases, including four fresh recoveries, stands at 44. Patiala has reported no Covid death over the past 24 hours.

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