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Jodhpur reports 2 new cases, one has no travel or contact history
Jaipur, April 1 - Two more corona positive cases were reported from Jodhpur on Wednesday, besides the 13 new cases reported from Jaipur in afternoon, taking the total tally in state to 108 (including 17 evacuees from Iran), said health officials, adding there are chances of community spread in Jodhpur with the first patient having no travel or contact history.
While the first patient has been identified as 65-year-old male admitted in MDM Jodhpur, the second is 61-year-old patient, who is an evacuee from Iran, said Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.
He said the first patient did not have any travel history nor any contact history with positive patient. Further investigation is on, he said.
Jodhpur CMHO Dr Balwant Manda told IANS that the patient had cough and cold for 15 days. He said he did not have any travel history or any contact history with any corona patient.
When asked if it could be the first instance of community spread here, he told IANS that there is a possibility but "right now, we can't ascertain as we are finding out the reasons".
Raghu Sharma, state Health Minister said the residents of Rajasthan should follow government advisory with all discipline to avoid the threat of community spread.
He said 19 people out of 90 residents of Rajasthan who tested positive have already tested negative in the state and 5 have been discharged. Even in Bhilwara, where 26 patients tested positive, 13 have been tested negative, which comes as good news.
"138 residents of Rajasthan who went to attend the Tablighi Jamaat event or who came in touch with people who went there, have been identified. It is reported that they entered 13 different cities of the state. District administration has been alerted to trace, screen and quarantine them.
Sharma further said that the trends emerging in the state are worrying, but the state government is trying hard to control the spread of the infection.
"We have sufficient stock of masks, PPE kits, isolation and quarantine beds", he said.
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