Patiala district witnesses dip in Covid cases

No let up in severity in rural areas

Patiala district witnesses dip in Covid cases

Though cases have started to decline in the district, coronavirus continues to spread in the rural areas. Of the total positive cases reported over the past week in the district, around 60 per cent were from villages. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 11

Though cases have started to decline in the district, coronavirus continues to spread in the rural areas. Of the total positive cases reported over the past week in the district, around 60 per cent were from villages. Of 89 positive cases detected today, 57 were from the rural belt.

The Civil Surgeon, Satinder Singh, said Patiala city reported 24 cases, Rajpura five, Nabha two and Samana one. Among the rural areas, Dulhan Sadhan reported 21 cases, Harpalpur 12, Kauli nine, Shutrana seven, Bhadson six and Kallon Majra two.

The Health Department on Wednesday declared a micro-containment zone at Sukhdaspura village after seven fresh cases were reported from the area.

Meanwhile, a micro-containment zone at Kansua Kalan village in Nabha was converted into a macro-containment zone after seven more cases were reported from there. At present, Kanusa Kalan village alone had 23 active coronavirus cases, said the Health Department.

The district epidemiologist, Dr Sumeet Singh, said positive cases would continue to surface in villages, which had remained unaffected by Covid so far. Majority of fresh cases were being reported from the rural belt, he added.

“A containment zone will be declared in any village, if we find clustering of cases. Thereafter, we test residents after tracing contacts of positive patients,” he said.

Meanwhile, the district reported three Covid deaths, thereby, taking the toll to 1,298 since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.

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