The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, April 30
The surfacing of 11 more cases of coronavirus, including 10 pilgrims, the total count in Mohali district has gone up to 84. The other person found positive is an employee of the PGI and a resident of Mullanpur village in the district. He was in contact with the Nayagaon resident, also a PGI employee undergoing treatment at the isolation ward at PGI Chandigarh.
The 30-year-old person from Nayagaon who was working as sanitation worker in the Covid ward of the PGI, had tested positive on April 19 while four members of his family had tested positive on April 20. Later, another Nayagaon resident and also a PGI employee had tested positive on April 23.
Meanwhile 41 samples of the pilgrims who had arrived from Nanded 16 had tested positive. Another pilgrim, a resident of Ambala, had tested positive. He said the pilgrims who had arrived in the city had been kept at a quarantine centre in Sector 70. Those tested positive have now been admitted to the Covid Care Centre at Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur.
Dayalan said health teams had been deputed to take the samples of the remaining members of the family and other contacts in Mullanpur village. He said that as of now 30 people had been cured of the disease while the number of active patients in the district was 52. He said of the 43 patients from Jawaharpur only 25 are active coronavirus positive cases undergoing treatment at Gian Sagar Hospital.
Meanwhile, a woman, who was admitted to the isolation ward of Government Rajindra Hospital, died on Thursday morning.
Hospital authorities said her sample for coronavirus was taken on Wednesday. However, the test results are awaited.