Two more close contacts of the Home Guard who was found positive earlier today, have tested positive this evening. This takes the total positive count of Udaipur to 22. This is the highest per day positive count for Udaipur till date.
Earlier today evening 3 members of the infected Home Guard were tested positive. They included the man’s mother, his wife and his cousin. His 40 year old neighbour was also tested positive. A while ago, two more positives, one being his father and the other a close contact of his wife in Jogiwada were tested positive.
As Udaipur ended the day on 6 May with 15 positive cases, the number has shot up by 7, to 22 positive cases. Of these 22 positive cases, 4 are from one family in Mulla Talai, which were infected in the first week of April, 5 belong to the family from Savina who were found infected on 2 May and 6 are from one family, who were tested positive today, i.e. 7 May. The remaining 7 are from different families and different locations in and around Udaipur. Hence this is not a case of community transmission yet as the close contacts are being traced and monitored. The matter of concern however, is that of identification of the source for each case, an answer to which, is not available with the health department or CMHO.
A total of 306 samples were tested today. Of these, 6 have been found to be positive and further results are awaited. Of the 306, 125 samples were collected from Kanji ka Hata, 141 from UIT, where the Home Guard used to work and 40 of media personnel related to the brother of the prime infected. The brother of the prime infected is an Udaipur stationed reporter from a national channel.
18 residents of the building where the Home Guard lives, have been quarantined at OTC quarantine centre. Their first samples have been tested negative and another test will be conducted after 5 days.
Contact tracing of the wife of the home guard is being done on war front. The lady is a cleaning worker with the municipality and records of her contacts in the last 14 days are being deciphered to ensure that comprehensive number of contacts are identified and tested to prevent chances of community spread.
Dr Dinesh Kharade, in his address to media, said that social workers need to beware of their mission now and even the slightest of discomfort or fever needs to be taken seriously. the virus is being found in many asymptomatic patients, hence the need to be more careful, said Dr Kharade.