Patiala district logs highest single-day spike

424 test positive, 7 succumb to virus; 12 kids infected at Rajpura shelter home

Patiala district logs highest single-day spike

SOS Children’s Village, a shelter home at Rajpura, has been declared a micro-containment zone after 12 kids tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 20

In the highest single-day spike since the outbreak last year, Patiala district today reported 424 positive cases of coronavirus. The total count of positive cases has risen to 28,155 since the pandemic broke out last year.

The tally of active cases has now risen to 2,885. Besides, seven persons have died of the infection over the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 688. Of 424 positive cases, only 42 were the contacts of positive patients.

The Civil Surgeon, Dr Satinder Singh, said Patiala city had reported 283 cases while Dudhan Sadhan logged 26, Nabha 20, Shutrana 21, Samana 17 and Bhadson 16. Besides, 14 positive cases were reported from Kauli and 10 from Rajpura.

Meanwhile, SOS Children’s Village, a shelter home at Rajpura, has been declared a micro-containment zone after 12 children tested positive for Covid. The Senior Medical Officer, Rajpura, said 130 persons, including staff and children, were tested. “We have tested everyone at the SOS village once. However, we will again test the inmates in a day or two.”

Meantime, power colony on the Badungar road had been declared a micro-containment zone after eight positive cases surfaced in the area.

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