According to an official, around 50 employees of the Civil Hospital in Rajkot, Gujarat, including doctors and nurses, have tested positive for coronavirus.
Since none of them are in a serious condition, they are in home isolation, Superintendent of Civil Hospital R S Trivedi said. “Healthcare staff members of the hospital, who come in direct contact with the patients, were tested for Covid-19. Almost 50 of them, including paramedical staff, nurses and doctors, were found infected. But the good thing is that nobody is in a serious condition, and most of them are in home isolation,” he told reporters.
On Thursday, Gujarat had recorded 24,485 infections, its highest single-day spike, pushing up the state’s tally above the 10-lakh mark. Gujarat’s tally of active cases has also crossed the one-lakh mark, and is currently at 1.29 lakh, with a total 244 patients on ventilators, as per the health department’s Saturday evening release.
There are 7,653 active cases in Rajkot district at present, as per the state health department’s Covid-19 dashboard. The district has so far reported 69,414 infections and 61,025 recoveries, with 736 patients dying so far, as per the health department update.