Kharar woman tests positive, taking Mohali district’s Covid-19 count to 93

19 of the active cases are pilgrims back from Takht Hazur Sahib in Nanded, Maharashtra, while 46 belong to Jawaharpur village, a hotspot in Dera Bassi
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 08:24 PM IST

A 27-year-old woman from Desumajra in Kharar tested positive for Covid-19 in Mohali district on Saturday, taking the district count to 93.

The woman stays with her husband on rent in Desumajra village. Hailing from Himachal Pradesh, she had returned to Kharar on March 1 and was looking for job. Her husband is working in a factory in Mohali.

“She had not been keeping well and thus had visited the Kharar civil hospital. Her samples were collected at the flu corner set up in the hospital as she was displaying flu-like symptoms,” said civil surgeon Dr Manjit Singh.

Eleven of her immediate contacts, including her husband and neighbours, as well as people at two shops she had visited have been traced. As many as 95 houses in the locality have been screened, but so far no one is showing symptoms, said Dr Singh.

Samples of four people have been sent for testing. The area has been sealed and the woman’s husband had been quarantined at home, while the woman was shifted to Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur.

Of the total 93 Covid-19 cases reported from the district, 57 are active. While 34 have been cured, including four discharged on Saturday, two have died. Nineteen of the active cases are pilgrims who returned from Takht Hazur Sahib in Nanded, Maharashtra, while 46 belong to Jawaharpur village, a hotspot in Dera Bassi town of the district.

Dr Singh said 766 people are currently under quarantine while 2,488 have completed it.

Gurdaspur man undergoing treatment in Mohali also tests positive

Meanwhile, a 67-year-old man from Qadian, Gurdaspur, under treatment in a private hospital in Mohali has also tested positive.

The health authorities after reporting two positive cases from Mohali on Saturday clarified that the 67-year-old man belongs to Gurdaspur district. The patient’s son who is taking care of him is living at SBI Officers Colony in Phase 10, Mohali. He came to the PGIMER, Chandigarh, from Gurdaspur on April 24 before moving to a private hospital in Mohali.

The Mohali health department has done contact tracing, sampling and the police have cordoned off the area. Samples of five immediate contacts were taken.

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