Vadodara: In-charge chief district health officer (CDHO) of Dahod district Dr R D Pahadiya was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Tuesday. He is amongst the 38 new cases registered in the district on Tuesday. A rapid Covid-19 test conducted on Pahadiya had indicated that he was infected. Officials said that nasopharyngeal swabs were subsequently collected to conduct RT-PCR tests. The reports of the test came in on Tuesday and confirmed the fears.
Since Monday itself the doctor who had been at the forefront of the war against Covid-19 in Dahod had isolated himself at his residence. Earlier, four members of the person whose house Pahadiya had rented had tested positive. These included the landlord himself. The 38 new cases registered on Tuesday include around 25 from the Dahod town and surrounding areas. The total number of cases in the district so far has gone up to 492.