Pharmacist at Haryana MLA Hostel among 2 new Covid-19 cases in UT
CHANDIGARH/PANCHKULA/MOHALI: Two women, including a 45-yearold pharmacist posted at the Haryana MLA Hostel in Sector 3, tested positive for Covid-19 in Chandigarh on Sunday.
With this, the city’s total count has reached 406, of which 84 cases are still active.
UT health officials said the 45-year-old woman, who resides in Sector 22, is an employee of the Haryana government and was tested positive in Panchkula. She has four household and three family contacts. All are asymptomatic. The health authorities have ordered sanitisation and sealing of the dispensary.
Meanwhile, a 25-year-old woman from Mauli Jagran has also been reported infected, a day after 14 cases surfaced from this locality. She has five family contacts and one community contact, all of whom are asymptomatic, said officials.
THREE OF RAIPUR RANI FAMILY AMONG SEVEN CASES IN PANCHKULA
Three members of a family, including a newlywed woman, from Raipur Rani are among seven new Covid-19 cases reported in Panchkula on Sunday, taking the district’s coun to 91.
However, according to official statement issued by the district authorities, the total number of positive cases stands at 87, as the health department is still verifying addresses of some patients.
The 22-year-old woman had got married on June 9. She along with a 27-year-old woman and an 11-year-old relative, who attended the wedding in Delhi, have tested positive. Her husband had already tested positive on June 18, after which samples of 20 people who were part of the wedding procession were taken.
Among others who were found infected are two members of a family in Kalka, including a 34-year-old man and a woman of the same age; a 42-year-old resident of Sector 26; and a 17-yearold woman from Bitna colony in Panchkula.
Meanwhile, a 22-year-old woman from Hardoi in Uttar
Pradesh is among four people from outside the district who tested positive in Panchkula on Sunday. The woman had delivered a child in the civil hospital. The labour room has been sanitised while the staff who attended to her have been home quarantined.
BALTANA COUPLE AMONG FOUR FRESH CASES IN MOHALI
A couple from Baltana in Zirakpur are among four fresh cases of Covid-19 reported in Mohali on Sunday. With this, the district’s tally of confirmed cases has reached 222, with 68 still active.
Besides the couple, both aged 60, a 42-year-old man from Govind Vihar in Baltana and a 40-year-old woman from Dera Bassi have also tested positive.
Civil surgeon Dr Manjit Singh said all patients have been admitted to Gian Sagar Hospital, Banur, and their contact tracing is underway.
Meanwhile, 12 people, including eight from Mubarakpur and one from Dappar in Dera Bassi and three from Nayagaon, were discharged from hospital on Sunday, taking the total number of recoveries to 151.