One death, 64 more cases take Pun­jab tally to 1,768

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - SPOTLIGHT - HT Cor­re­spon­dents n let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

SBS NA­GAR/AM­RIT­SAR/GURDASPUR/ KA­PURTHALA:A 74-year-old Mo­hali man found in­fected with the coro­n­avirus died while 64 more per­sons, in­clud­ing 47 who re­turned from Takht Hazur Sahib in Ma­ha­rash­tra’s Nanded re­cently, tested pos­i­tive on Fri­day, tak­ing the state’s tally of cases to 1,768.

Eigh­teen fresh cases, with 10 of them hav­ing Nanded link, were de­tected in SBS Na­gar. The district now has a to­tal of 103 pos­i­tive cases. The pil­grims, in­clud­ing three women, are aged be­tween 29 and 54. The rest are mi­grants in the age group of 19 and 40.

In Ja­land­har, 7 per­sons, in­clud­ing three Ganna Chak vil­lage women res­i­dents who re­turned from Nanded, tested pos­i­tive on Fri­day, with the district so far wit­ness­ing 155 cases, in­clud­ing 5 deaths.

One of those in­fected is a 4-year-old boy of Basti Guz­zan in Ja­land­har city, who is a close con­tact of 48-year-old Se­hdev, who died due to Covid-19.

12 CASES IN AM­RIT­SAR, FOUR IN TARN TARAN

Twelve more peo­ple, who re­turned from Nanded, were tested pos­i­tive in Am­rit­sar on Fri­day. “One of the pa­tients is ad­mit­ted in Pa­tiala. The num­ber of to­tal pa­tients in Am­rit­sar is 286 of which 267 are Nanded-re­turnees,” civil sur­geon Dr Ju­gal Kishore said.

Also, four more Nanded-re­turnees were tested pos­i­tive in Tarn Taran, tak­ing the district’s to­tal to 161.

In Gurdaspur, 8 cases with Nanded link were de­tected. The district now has 117 cases, in­clud­ing 107 Hazur Sahib-re­turnees, so far.

In Ka­purthala district’s Phag­wara sub-divi­sion, five pil­grims, in­clud­ing a teenager and a 66-year-old woman, tested pos­i­tive for Covid-19. Oth­ers are three men aged 50, 66 and 67. All of them were in quar­an­tine.

Two fresh cases were re­ported in San­grur. The district’s count now is 97. The pa­tients are a 56-year-old woman, who re­turned from Nanded while the other, a 25-year-old, was a con­tact of a Covid-19 vic­tim.

Two per­sons, in­clud­ing a Ra­jasthan-re­turned labourer and a 70-year-old woman from Ud­ham Singh Na­gar, tested pos­i­tive in Bathinda district while an 18-year-old youth was found in­fected in Mansa district.

Civil sur­geon Dr Am­rik Singh said sam­ples of 18 of her con­tacts were col­lected. The 18-year-old Mansa boy came back to his na­tive vil­lage Burj Rathi from Gu­ru­gram in Haryana.

PA­TIALA CROSSES 100-MARK

Pa­tiala district on Fri­day crossed the mark of 100-pos­i­tive cases with two fresh cases of coro­n­avirus. A 50-year-old Hazur Sahib-re­turnee, who ear­lier tested neg­a­tive, has now con­tracted in­fec­tion af­ter he showed symp­toms of virus at a quar­an­tine cen­tre. Also, a 22-year-old woman, a con­tact of an ear­lier in­fected woman from Ra­jpura’s Gu­lab na­gar area, tested pos­i­tive.

Of a to­tal of 101 cases in the district, 47 have been re­ported from Ra­jpura town.

Also, the re­ports of two Hazur Sahib-re­turnees were found pos­i­tive in Pathankot. A 24-year-old woman of Mo­hali’s Kharar block who gave birth at Govern­ment Multi Spe­cialty Hos­pi­tal, Sec­tor 16, Chandigarh, on Thurs­day, tested pos­i­tive. Be­sides, a 28yearold man from Mach­hi­wara lo­cal­ity of Lud­hi­ana was tested pos­i­tive.

(In­puts from Mo­hali, Ja­land­har, Bathinda, Lud­hi­ana, Pa­tiala and San­grur)

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