Chandigarh’s highest single-day spike of pandemic — 967 cases

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Chandigarh’s highest single-day spike of pandemic — 967 cases

The city on Monday recorded its highest single-day spike of the pandemic – 967 cases, 45 per cent up from cases recorded a day earlier to take the cumulative number of infections to 69,388.

The number of active cases has risen to 3,253, up from 2,364 on Sunday. The city also witnessed one Covid death, that of a 68-year-old man from Dadu Majra, who was brought dead to the GMSH, Sector 16. He tested positive for Covid posthumously. He had a history of heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

A total of 77 patients were discharged. A positivity rate of 23.13 per cent was recorded as 4,181 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

MC Commissioner, Chief Engineer quarantined

Municipal Commissioner Anindita Mitra and Chief Engineer NP Sharma have quarantined themselves. After her husband SK Raju, also an IAS officer, tested positive, she quarantined herself as a precaution. However, she held official meetings digitally on Monday. She also spoke to the new Mayor on the phone. Sharma said he was not feeling well since Friday and had quarantined himself.

671 cases surface in Mohali, no fatality

Mohali: As many as 671 cases of Covid surfaced in the district in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 72,388. No new death was witnessed, while 26 patients were cured of the disease. Among the new cases, 352 were reported from Mohali (urban), 12 from Banur, 16 from Dera Bassi, 15 from Kurali, 25 from Gharuan, 43 from Boothgarh, 118 from Kharar, eight from Lalru and 82 from Dhakoli. Of the 72,388 cases reported from the district so far, 68,090 have been cured. There are now 3,221 active cases. The death toll stands at 1,077.

344 fresh cases surface in P’kula

Panchkula: The district saw 344 fresh Covid cases on Monday, taking the tally to 33,010. The active caseload shot up to 1,622. The death count remained at 382. The number of recovered persons from the disease is 31,006.

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