Gurugram, May 6 (IANS) Gurugram reported 17 more coronavirus positive cases on Wednesday, the highest in the city in a day since the nationwide lockdown.
Gurugram Civil Surgeon JS Punia said that 10 of them are wholesale vegetab le dealers in Khandsa Anaj Mandi, who have direct contacts with the Azadpur vegetables and fruits wholesale market.
Earlier, nine wholesalers or their employees in the same market tested positive and have been hospitalised.
After corona patients were found for the first time in Khandsa market on May 3, it was shut for the next five days. Due to this, the city is facing acute shortage of vegetables and fruits.
Besides, four residents of Dundehera village have also tested positive. They came in contact with earlier infected persons from their village who are employed in Delhi. Three other new cases are of nursing staff of a private hospital.
The official said that 65 persons are under quarantine after they returned from other states.
“All of them are isolated at different government, ESI and private hospitals. Their family members are also put under home quarantine. The health officials are making efforts to identify other persons who were infected after coming in contact with them,” Punia said.
The total coronavirus cases is 104 in Gurugram, including 52 who were cured and discharged from hospitals.