Two fresh cases in hotspot village take Mohali district’s count to 65
However, three people, including the panch who was the first to be tested positive in Jawaharpur village and his daughter, were discharged, bringing the number of active cases down to 33Updated: Apr 28, 2020 23:12 IST
Two fresh Covid-19 cases in Jawaharpur village of Mohali’s Dera Bassi subdivision took the district’s tally to 65 on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, three people, including the panch who was the first to be tested positive in Jawaharpur and his daughter, were discharged on Tuesday, taking the total number of recovered patients in the district to 30. With two fatalities, the number of active cases stand at 33.
Jawaharpur village, which was declared a hotspot and containment zone, now has 40 confirmed Covid-19 cases, of which 17 have recovered so far. The others are reported to be in stable condition. On Tuesday, fresh cases were reported from the village after a gap of 14 days while Mohali’s lull was broken after five days. Most of the cases are related to the 43-year-old panch and his extended family, which includes the village’s woman sarpanch.
The 47-year-old man who tested positive on Tuesday is the sarpanch’s brother, while the other 60-year-old man is also related to her.
Dera Bassi subdivisional magistrate Kuldeep Bawa said: “The 47-year-old was recently admitted to the Dera Bassi civil hospital. His earlier samples had tested negative. As we were doubtful, he was tested again and was found to be positive. He has been moved to Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur. We have sanitised the civil hospital and have advised people to visit it only in case of an emergency.”
Meanwhile, the 43-year-old Jawaharpur panch was discharged from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, and has been moved to the quarantine centre in Sector 70, said Mohali civil surgeon Dr Manjit Singh. His 17-year-old daughter was also discharged from the Covid Care Centre set up at Gian Sagar Hospital and will be kept at the same quarantine facility for 14 days. The third person to be discharged is a 28-year-old man from Sector 68, who has been sent home.