Six doctors at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Five of these doctors are from the orthopaedic department. A total of 9 doctors from the medical college have tested positive in the last six days.
Seven of the total doctors belong to the orthopaedic department. One doctor is from the anaesthesia department and another is an MBBS intern.
Besides the doctors, the mother of an IAS officer in Faridkot tested positive on Tuesday. The officer was staying in a guest house here with his mother.
All doctors were asymptomatic but tested positive. Two days back, the medical college had sent 15 other medical students and junior resident doctors suspected to quarantine after they were suspected of having come in contacts of three coronavirus cases. The samples of all these contacts were collected on Monday, said the sources in the medical college.
Authorities at the college believe that two doctors have got the virus through the contacts of a Junior Resident who had visited Jaipur to meet his wife.
In the last 10 days, the Microbiology Department of the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot has tested 21,657 samples for coronavirus from around 8 districts from Punjab and 459 of these have been tested positive.