JAIPUR: A total of 13 new cases of COVID-19 positive patients was reported on Wednesday in Jaipur, taking the total tally to 89 in Rajasthan which when counted with 17 evacuees from Iran, who tested positive in Jodhpur, counted 106 in state, confirmed health officials.
All 13 are the contacts of the first person who tested positive in Ramganj a few days ago. They have been kept in isolation at the Rajasthan University of Health Services and NIMS and samples were taken from there, said Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.
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The man who tested positive a few days ago after returning from Oman is now been termed as a super-spreader as he also infected his friend a day after he returned.
Thereafter, his mother and son tested positive and then on Monday, 10 more patients from the same family also tested positive.
Now, with 13 patients testing positive, it seems Ramgunj is coming up as yet another hotspot in the state with 25 patients earlier testing positive from the same location.
On Tuesday, Additional Chief Secretary Rajeev Swaroop ordered the sealing of all the boundaries of the walled city in Jaipur, which has been already under curfew since last four days.
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Except essential services, he ordered zero mobility in this area and appealed to all residents to cooperate with the health teams who are visiting the locality to conduct health surveys.
He also said legal action shall be taken against those flouting the curfew norms in this region.
The state had zero positive cases in the last 12 hours, but after more cases were reported the number stands at 106.