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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

COVID-19: Panchkula sees biggest single-day spike of 60

Panchkula, August 3

The district Covid tally today went past the 700 mark with 60 more persons testing positive for the virus. The number of cases reported from the district is 710.

Civil Surgeon Jasjit Kaur said several cases were reported from Raipur Rani and Sector 21 today.

On Sunday, the district had witnessed 58 cases, the highest single-day spike till then, and 23 of these had surfaced in Raipur Rani. Today, 19 cases surfaced in the area. They are five men, aged 30, 69, 56, 55 and 31, seven youths, aged 29, 21, 19, 26, 26, 23 and 27, a six-year-old girl and six women, aged 56, 24, 40, 38, 42 and 25.

Others to have contracted virus are two women of Sector 15, aged 43 and 62; a 13-year-old girl, a 30-year-old woman, a 10-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man of Hangola village; a 14-year-old boy, a 27-year-old youth and four men, aged 30, 30, 35 and 53, an 11-year-old girl and three women, aged 37, 40 and 26 of Kalka; two 26-year-old youths and a 32-year-old man of Pinjore; a 38-year-old man and a 26-year-old youth of Chandimandir; a 42-year-old woman of Sector 9; two men, aged 43 and 35, of Sector 10; a 30-year-old man of Maheshpur; two nine-year-old girls, a 35-year-old woman, a five-year-old boy and five men, aged 36, 36, 60, 44 and 35, of Sector 21; four women, aged 43, 60, 43 and 66, and a 57-year-old man of Sector 20; and two women, aged 58 and 23, of MDC, Sector 4.

The Civil Surgeon said all infected persons had been admitted to the isolation ward of the Civil Hospital. She added that teams of the Health Department were putting the family members of the Covid patients under home quarantine.

She said the teams had been deputed to trace the contacts of the infected persons and prepare a list so that they could also be home-quarantined. Besides, their samples would be taken for the Covid test, the official added. — TNS

from The Tribune

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