Patiala, April 4
After 31 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in SST Nagar here, the Health Department today declared the area a macro-containment zone.
Consequently, some of the households of SST Nagar would be completely sealed for the next 10 days, while vehicular movement, both private and public transport, has also been restricted as per the standard operating procedure.
District epidemiologist Dr Sumeet Singh said they would conduct mass testing in SST Nagar to detect more cases.
“Around 8-10 households in the area have already been identified. Our teams will screen the remaining households to control the spread,” said Dr Singh.
Meanwhile, the Health Department declared street No. 2 in Mohindra Complex as a micro containment zone after detection of positive cases.
Patiala on Sunday reported 211 new cases, taking the total caseload to 23, 251. The number of active cases in the district stands at 2,517.
Of the 211 new cases, 26 are the contacts of the past patients, while 185 were reported afresh.
Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Satinder Singh said Patiala city reported the highest 138 cases, followed by Nabha (20), Bhadson (15), Kauli (12), Rajpura (8) and Dudhan Sadhan (6).
Five positive cases were reported from Samana and three from Kallon Majra, he said.
The district also reported three Covid deaths, taking the fatality count to 603. — TNS
211 new cases
Patiala on Sunday reported 211 new cases, taking the total caseload to 23, 251. The number of active cases in the district stands at 2,517. The district also reported three Covid deaths.
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