PGIMER nursing officer among 7 fresh Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh

Updated on Jun 23, 2020 09:33 PM IST

The remaining cases include a 48-year-old woman from Mauli Jagran, which has seen a recent spike

(Representative Image/HT)
(Representative Image/HT)
ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

A 26-year-old nursing officer of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is among seven people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Chandigarh on Tuesday, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the Union Territory to 418. As many as 90 of these cases are still active.

The nurse is a resident of Sector 38 West and was posted at the Emergency OPD of the hospital. After developing symptoms, she was sampled on Monday evening and shifted to the Covid ward. She suspects to have got the infection from a patient in the emergency ward, who was later tested positive.

Two of her workplace contacts — a junior resident and staff nurse — have been quarantined while her three family contacts have been sampled.

According to health officials, around 20 healthcare professionals have contracted the infection while working at the PGIMER, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, and Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16. At the PGIMER, three nurses and five ward attendants have tested positive so far.

Cases scattered across city

The remaining cases include a 48-year-old woman from Mauli Jagran. She is undergoing treatment at the GMSH, Sector 16. Mauli Jagran has seen a spike in cases after 12 members of a family and their two community contacts were found infected on June 20. A pregnant woman from the locality, who was tested before delivery, was also found infected on June 21.

Other patients found Covid-19 positive are a 29-year-old woman of Sector 38; two men, aged 27 and 53, and a woman, aged 24, of Sector 29; and a 30-year-old resident of Sector 22. Most of them have contact history.

5 test +ve in Mohali, Panchkula

Four members of a family tested positive for Covid-19 in Mohali on Tuesday, taking the district’s count to 226.

The patients — two men, aged 36 and 43, besides a 15-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl — live in Sector 91.

Civil surgeon Dr Manjit Singh said the family had recently returned from Himachal Pradesh, where they came in contact with an infected person. They have been admitted to Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur, he said.

Three people were also discharged, taking the number of recovered patients to 171 and active cases to 52

Meanwhile, in Panchkula, a 67-year-old resident of Sector 7 has tested positive. Health authorities said he was on dialysis and was sampled at a private lab. The authorities are tracing his contacts.

With this, the district’s total count has reached 97, of whom 43 people have been cured and the remaining 54 are still hospitalised.

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