Punjab

MOHALI CORONA UPDATE: TV JOURNALIST DIES OF CORONA, FOURTH DEATH IN MOHALI, 12 MORE TESTED POSITIVE

June 30, 2020 10:50 PM

Mohali (Anuradha Kapoor)

  First TV journalist lost battle with Covid 19, as Mr. Davinder Pal Singh (43)  resident of Phase 10, working with PTC Punjab TV Channel, dies on Tuesday morning, whereas 12 new cases surfaced in the District. The number counts 271 till today.  Davinder Pal Singh was suffering from post renal transplant complications when he was hospitalised on June 13 after testing positive for Covid-19.However, even though he was released after recovery, Davinder Pal Singh was admitted to hospital again on Monday after a cardiac arrest, and died on Tuesday.

Mohali civil surgeon Dr Manjit Singh said the journalist was cremated as per protocol under the observation of health officials. The samples of other family members were also taken and efforts to trace more contacts on, said Civil Surgeon. 

The other Covid-19 fatalities include a Nayagaon resident (65) who died at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, on March 31 and a woman (74) whose reports came in positive after she died at the Kharar Civil Hospital on April 6 while being treated for acute hypertension and diabetes.

Eight patients, all men, are from Behra village in Dera Bassi and are aged between 18 and 28. Others include a woman (37) from Baltana and another man (55) from Dhakoli, both in Zirakpur; a man (25) from Phase 4, who was admitted after suffering from influenza like illness (ILI) and another man (46) from Lalru Mandi, who had returned from Uttar Pradesh. All the patients are contacts of positive patients and have been admitted to Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur. They are responding well to the treatment, Dr Singh added.At present, there are 271 patients in the district, out of which 197 have recovered.

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