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Monday, 27 July 2020

Coronavirus: Chandigarh sees 14th death, biggest spike

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 26

A 67-year-old man from Sector 38 succumbed to Covid-19 at the Civil Hospital in Sector 48 here today, taking the toll to 14 in the city.

The patient was admitted to the PGI on July 6 and discharged on July 14. Since then, he was at a quarantine centre. He was shifted to the Sector 48 hospital after his condition deteriorated.

Meanwhile, Chandigarh saw the highest-ever single-day spike of 35 Covid-19 cases today. With the fresh cases, the tally rose to 887 in the UT. The previous single-day high of 31 cases was reported on July 18.

July has so far witnessed the maximum number of coronavirus cases i.e. 441. The patient load in the city has also increased with 301 active cases.

Around 34 per cent of the total cases are still active, while the remaining patients have been discharged from Covid health facilities.

With the highest spike in the number of cases, the official media bulletin was released with diluted information about the patients.

One person each from Sector 15, 23, 24, 30, 32, 35, Maloya, PGI Campus and Raipur Khurd tested positive for Covid-19 today. Two persons each from Sector 19, 37, Dhanas, Ram Darbar, Mauli Jagran and Mani Majra were found infected, while three cases each were reported from Sector 21, 40, 41 and 47.

A 28-year-old man from Sector 15, a 27-year-old man from Sector 23, a 48-year-old man from Sector 32, a 31-year-old man from Sector 35, a 69-year-old man from Sector 42, a 51-year-old man from Maloya, a 30-year-old man from the PGI Campus and a 39-year-old man from Raipur Khurd contracted the infection.

A seven-year-old girl from Sector 24, a 35-year-old woman from Sector 30 and a six-year-old girl from Sector 48 were found infected.

Two men, aged 52 and 28, from Sector 19, and a 12-year-old girl, a 20-year-old woman and an 11-year-old boy from Sector 21 were among those infected. A 50-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman from Sector 37 were diagnosed with Covid-19.

Two men, aged 43 and 29, and a 45-year-old woman from Sector 40, two men, aged 23 and 20, and a 52-year-old woman from Sector 41 were also infected. A 14-year-old boy, a 27-year-old man and a 47-year-old man from Sector 47 were found suffering from the disease. Two men, aged 42 and 43, from Dhanas, two men, aged 46 and 34, from Mani Majra and two boys, aged 19 and 17, from Ram Darbar were found positive. An 11-year-old girl and a 45-year-old man from Mauli Jagran also contracted the infection. Meanwhile, 17 patients were discharged from Sood Dharamshala and Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College amp; Hospital.

from The Tribune

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