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Sunday, 30 August 2020

Steepest single-day spike of 261 in Chandigarh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29

The city recorded its highest single-day spike of 261 Covid-19 cases today, taking the tally to 3,985. There are 1,692 active cases in the city, while 45 persons have succumbed to the illness. Earlier, the highest single-day spike was reported on August 27 when 188 Covid cases had surfaced.

Of the total cases reported today, 210 were found positive in RT-PCR test, while the remaining were diagnosed using the rapid antigen test.

It is for the first time that the city has crossed the 200 mark in a single day.

141 patients discharged

A total of 141 persons were discharged on Saturday after being cured of the disease.

A majority of the patients discharged had opted for home isolation.

from The Tribune

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