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Four fresh COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, total goes up to 36 in state

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Four fresh positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Rajasthan on Wednesday taking the total number of cases to 36 in the state so far.

Three positive cases in Bhilwara and one case in Jodhpur have been found and the total COVID-19 cases stand at 36 in the state till now, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit Kumar Singh said.

He added that the report of 11 suspects, including 10 from Bhilwara and one from Jhunjhunu, is pending.

Among the three positive cases in Bhilwara, two persons are private hospital staff members where a doctor was recently found to be positive whereas the one in Jodhpur has a travel history, Singh added.

The woman who tested positive in Jodhpur is a co-traveller of two already tested patients. She came from Mumbai to Jodhpur on a train in the same coupe along with other positive patients in a first class AC coach, he added.

So far, 16 positive cases have been found in Bhilwara where doctors and nursing staff of a private hospital were found infected. Jaipur reported eight and Jhunjhunu and Jodhpur have disclosed four cases each.

No death caused by the disease has occurred so far in the state and three infected persons have recovered.

The state administration had initially imposed curfew and sealed the borders in Bhilwara and Jhunjhunu districts following which the entire state was brought under lockdown from March 22.

Massive screening and survey of suspected people is underway in the state as health teams in large numbers are trying to trace the contagion.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 25 2020. 13:26 IST