Twelve more people tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday in Gurugram, taking the total number of cases in the district to 30 (excluding the 14 Italians who were admitted to Medanta hospital).

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All of them had attended theTablighi Jamaat event at the Alami Markaz in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month. The number of such cases in the district is now 15. Gurugram is now being treated as a Covid hotspot, with the number of cases surpassing Palwal and Faridabad (both 28) and only eight short of 38 in Nuh (Mewat). While two of the new patients are residents of Agra and were found in Pataudi, the other 10 are residents of Himachal Pradesh and were found staying in a mosque in Sohna Raipur village by Gurugram police on Tuesday. At night, they, along with six others, were tested at Civil Hospital in Sector 10. A massive door-to-door campaign was launched to collected data on their possible chain of contact and the village was sealed.

We received a tip-off about 16 people hiding in the village. We took their samples and 10 tested positive. These people are residents of Solan and Una districts of Himachal Pradesh; said chief medical officer JS Puniya