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Sangrur civil surgeon tests positive for Covid-19; Punjab district’s coronavirus count reaches 588

10 people, including five women, diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ferozepur district

chandigarh Updated: Jul 08, 2020 15:41 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Health workers collecting a swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 testing at a government dispensary in Model Town, Patiala.
Health workers collecting a swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 testing at a government dispensary in Model Town, Patiala. (Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Patiala: The civil surgeon of Sangrur district, Dr Raj Kumar, tested positive for coronavirus infection on Wednesday.

He was admitted to the Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala after he reported Covid-19 symptoms, including fever.

Patiala civil surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said Dr Kumar’s samples were collected on Tuesday and found to be positive on Wednesday.

“The required treatment has been initiated,” he added.

As many as 588 cases of coronavirus infection have been reported so far in Sangrur district.

TWO NEW CASES, REST CONTACTS OF PATIENTS

Ten people, including five women, were found suffering from Covid-19 in Ferozepur district on Wednesday.

Ferozepur sub divisional magistrate (SDM) Amit Gupta said two new cases had surfaced, while the rest were primary contacts of coronavirus patients.

Gupta said that among the 10 positive patients are two teenaged boys. While one of them is 13 years old, the other is 16.

He said a retired senior official from the state revenue department is among the infected persons.

The total number of positive cases in the district has now reached 130 out of which 76 patients have been discharged.

Ferozepur district has had three Covid-related deaths.

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