4 Jalandhar hospital staffers among 25 +ve

4 Jalandhar hospital staffers among 25 +ve

Naga women before boarding the bus to their state, in Amritsar on Tuesday. The Diocese of Amritsar Church of North India arranged the bus. Tribune photo: Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 26

With 25 fresh cases of Covid-19 coming to the fore today, the total number of cases reached 2,106.

As per the media bulletin, 10 cases were reported from Jalandhar, five Pathankot, four Hoshiarpur, two each from Ludhiana and Amritsar and one each from SBS Nagar and Faridkot.

With 10 more testing positive in Jalandhar, the total number of cases has risen to 230 in the district. Four of the new patients are staff members of the local civil hospital. Two of them are Class IV(one male and one female) workers and two are nurses (both female).

The patients belong to Lajpat Nagar (3), New Jawahar Nagar (2), Dhina village (2), Kanniawali village (1), Garha (1) and Aman Nagar (1).

What is worrying the health authorities is the fact that the staffers were posted at three wards of the civil hospital. One of them was posted in the emergency ward, another in the isolation ward and the remaining two in the flu corner. A previously positive staff member was posted at the TB ward.

This indicates the spread of infection among health workers with no specific source. Sources said all these staff members had flu-like symptoms, including fever.

Besides, four Hoshairpur cases took the district count to 110, of which only about 17 are active. The Civil Surgeon said 89 patients had recovered. He said of the new patients, three were from Nangali Jalalpur village, who were in contact with the patient from Purika village who had died at Kidney Hospital in Jalandhar a few days ago.

After the release of the media bulletin, two more cases were reported from Sangrur. They are residents of Moonak. The number of Covid-19 cases has risen to 94 in the district. Of them, 91 have already been treated.

As per the Health Department, samples of 69,818 suspected cases have been sent for testing so far. Of these, 64,160 were found negative and reports of 3,552 were awaited.

At least 1,918 patients have already been discharged after treatment. Now there are 148 active cases in the state.

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