Patiala sees only two local coronavirus cases in two weeks

Patiala sees only two local coronavirus cases in two weeks

Karam Prakash

Tribune News Service

Patiala, May 31

Despite relaxation in curfew, Patiala district reported only two positive cases that had a local source of infection over the last two weeks.

In some relief to the city residents, Patiala health department informed that of the 17 total cases since May 14, there were only two cases that had a local source of infection. The rest have been related to interstate travel, said the department.

District epidemiologist Dr Sumeet Singh informed that the situation was becoming better in the district as no major spike was witnessed in the last two weeks. He said, “We have only two cases with local source of infection. However, we have to be extra vigilant about interstate and inter-district travelers. If people follow the guidelines, the situation will remain under control.”

 It is pertinent to mention that an ASHA worker, who had a local source, tested positive for the virus. However, all her high risk contacts tested negative. The second patient who had a local source of infection was a pregnant woman.

Meantime, Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said that they were trying to cover all the possible sources of infection from out of the district, including labourers, interstate travelers, foreign travelers and high risk communities.

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