The alarm bells as Panchkula records a death from Covid
More than a month after Panchkula last reported death from Covid-19, a 67-year-old man from Dhamala village, who suffered from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and kidney disease, has succumbed to the virus on Monday. .
This addition to the death tally is raising concerns as Covid-19 cases continue to rise, with the percentage of positivity exceeding 0.1% after a gap of several months. The positivity rate on Monday stood at 0.6%.
The last death from the virus in Panchkula was reported on November 4.
Even though health authorities insist the patient’s death was due to his severe co-morbidities, the death came as a shock to many, fearing that the new variant of Covid-19 would be just as deadly.
The health service prepared and strengthened the infrastructure, adding several Covid-19 beds, oxygen storage and oxygen factories.
The department has also stepped up sampling and vaccination campaigns. In addition, the district has been running campaigns to encourage vaccination, calling on people who need to receive their second vaccine and targeting unvaccinated people, which includes laborers, etc.
The Italian found positive for Omicron remains in quarantine, has not developed any symptoms.
Fully vaccinated 20-year-old Italian resident – who arrived in India on November 22 and tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid on Saturday, thus becoming The first recorded case of the highly transmissible strain in Chandigarh – continues to be in institutional quarantine at the civilian hospital of Mani Majra.
Omicron is the new variant of Covid which is more transmissible than the Delta strain and reduces the effectiveness of the vaccine but causes less severe symptoms.
The Italian on Sunday, according to reports, had been retested and returned a negative Covid report.
According to Dr Suman Singh, director of UT’s health services, the man has so far not shown any symptoms of the virus.
Dr Singh added that no further arrangements were available for the man at this time, as five of his relatives had so far tested positive for Covid, and their reports have been sent for the entire genome.
sequencing at NDC Delhi. One of his contacts has tested negative and a report from a family member is pending.
Meanwhile, Chandigarh UT reported 12 new positive cases of Covid-19 with 71 active cases while Mohali reported two new cases.