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Saturday, 22 August 2020

Chandigarh sees two more fatalities, 116 fresh cases of Covid-19

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 21

The city today reported two Covid fatalities, taking the toll to 33, and 116 fresh coronavirus cases, a new single-day high. The two victims were in their 60s and had died on August 19. The reports of their samples were received today.

A 67-year-old man of Sector 45, who was a diabetic, had died at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32. A 66-year-old woman of Burail, who too was a diabetic and also had gallbladder carcinoma, a form of cancer, was the other fatality.

The new cases of Covid have been reported from Sector 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 38 (West), 39, 40, 41,43, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 48, Dadu Majra, Hallo Majra, Mani Majra, Mauli Jagran, Ram Darbar and Sarangpur. Meanwhile, 36 people were discharged from hospital and home isolation post-recovery.

The UT has so far reported 2,631 cases. About 44 per cent of the cases are active.

from The Tribune

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