5 Nanded pilgrims test positive for Covid-19 in Mohali; Jawaharpur adds 3 more
The biggest cluster in Punjab, Jawaharpur village in Dera Bassi, has 43 of the 73 cases in the districtUpdated: Apr 30, 2020 02:03 IST
With eight fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, Mohali district’s tally went up to 73. Five patients had returned from Hazur Sahib in Nanded, Maharashtra, while three are from district’s hotspot Jawaharpur village in Dera Bassi.
A 45-year-old woman, from Naraingarh in Haryana, who had undertaken the pilgrimage and landed in Mohali, also tested positive.
Two male pilgrims, both aged 55, are residents of Premgarh village in Aerocity, while three women, aged 28, 43 and 46, are from Tiwana village in Dera Bassi block, Rani Majra in Majri block of Kharar and Mauli in Sector 80, respectively. They all returned from Hazur Sahib on Tuesday and were quarantined at the Government School for the Meritorious in Sector 70, Mohali.
In Jawaharpur village of Dera Bassi, a 43-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter tested positive for Covid-19. They come from the family of the woman sarpanch who had tested positive for coronavirus on April 7. The third person from the village who tested positive on Wednesday is a 31-year-old man.
Mohali civil surgeon Dr Manjit Singh said all those infected have been shifted to Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur. “Reports of 24 people are still awaited,” he said.
Jawaharpur village, which was declared a containment zone, now has 43 Covid-19 cases of which 17 have recovered.
Mohali now has 41 active cases out of the 73 cases reported so far. Thirty patients have recovered and two have died.