Prayagraj: Four members of a family tested positive for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the city on Monday, taking Prayagraj district’s tally to 269.
The members of the family were primary contacts of a Covid-19 patient, who owns a wholesale medicine shop.
The four infected members included a 48-year-old man. His younger brother had also tested positive for the infection earlier. The other three patients from the family were his sister-in-law (aged about 44 years) and his two nieces aged about 18 and 16 years. They are residents of Colonelganj.
Nodal officer and additional chief medical officer Dr Rishi Sahai said, “Four members of the family of a Covid-19 patient were diagnosed with the infection on Monday.”
The patients would be admitted to Covid-19 Level One and Level Three Hospitals.
“On Sunday night too, three members of a family — a man and his two daughters — tested positive for the virus. They too were infected after coming in contact with a novel coronavirus patient.” They are residents of Kalyani Devi area.
While 194 Covid-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, eight patients have succumbed to Covid-19 in Prayagraj till now.
The district administration added Colonelganj and Kalyani Devi localities to the list of hotspots in the city.
Meanwhile, around 250 wholesale medicine shops on Leader Road reopened on Monday, after being shut for four days as two local traders tested positive for the infection.
The two traders are undergoing treatment at SRN Hospital. District authorities have asked owners of all wholesale medical shops in the area and at least two of their employees would have to go undergo a novel coronavirus test.
“Seven traders have already been tested, with five of them testing negative for Covid-19. The reports of the other two are still awaited,” said regional secretary of UP Chemists & Druggists Federation Prem Agarwal.