Doctor couple among 10 fresh cases, Ludhiana’s tally crosses 200
The doctors had treated an 80-year-old heart patient who later tested positive for the virusUpdated: Jun 02, 2020 11:31 IST
A doctor couple was among the 10 fresh Covid-19 cases detected in Ludhiana on Monday, taking the tally to 201.
The couple-- man aged 34 and woman 29-- lives in Khanna town, and works at Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital.They are believed to have contracted the infection while treating an 80-year-old ex-serviceman from Miller Gunj, who had been admitted at the hospital’s cardiology ward, said civil surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga. The other doctors and paramedical staff who were treating the ex-serviceman have also been isolated.
Besides, the health department has started contact tracing of the doctor couple. Samples of their family members, including two-year-old daughter and elderly parents, have been taken for testing.
The other patient, who is a 20-year-old youth, had returned from Manesar in Gurugram district on May 19. He is a resident of Manupur village near Khanna. He was rushed to civil hospital after he started showing mild symptoms of the virus. Test results revealed he is suffering from Covid-19. The youth has been quarantined and the health authorities have started the process of contact tracing.
Later in the evening, seven fresh cases were detected in the district. The cases include a 31-year- old pregnant woman who lives in Prem Nagar, a four-month-old child and four undertrials lodged in Borstal Jail. The undertrials are not being counted in Ludhiana’s tally as they had been shifted here from Kapurthala and Gurdaspur jails.
An employee of Allahabad Bank also tested positive following which health officials sealed the branch near Pratap Chowk on Link Road. The woman is a resident of Mohali, so she is not being counted in Ludhiana’s tally. According to civil surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga, she had come to hand over some keys to one of the bank employees. Samples of other employees are being collected for testing.