Tribune News Service
Mohali, August 10
Mohali district today witnessed two fatalities taking the Covid-19 death toll up to 21. The district also logged 76 fresh cases of Covid and the total count now stands at 1,385. Twenty patients were discharged from the hospital.
A maximum number of infections surfaced at Zirakpur (15) and Dera Bassi (12). The other areas from where the cases were reported include Phase 2, Phase 11, Sector 68, Sector 126, Landran, Charbar, Dhakoli, Baltana, Behda, Issapur, Sector 67, Sukhgarh, Kharar, Nayagaon, Sector 70, Phase VII, Phase IIIA, Parol, Mundi Kharar, Phase VI, 127, Phase I, Kharar, Sector 110, Peermuchalla, LIC Colony Mundi Kharar, Sector 114, Aerocity and Sialbamajri.
The deceased were a 38-year-old man of Mubarikpur, who had recently undergone a brain surgery at the PGI, and a 70-year-old resident of Dera Bassi, who was also suffering from diabetes and hypertension (died at Panchkula). Of a total of 1,385 positive cases, 715 patients have been discharged from hospitals and the number of active cases at present is 649.
The Civil Surgeon, Dr Manjit Singh, said one of the main reasons for the rapid increase in Covid cases was that most people were totally ignoring the basic guidelines of keeping face covered, keeping distance from each other and washing hands frequently. He said: “There is an urgent need to strictly follow the necessary precautions.”
He said apart from Gyan Hospital, Banur, a Level 1 covid care centre had been set up at Chandigarh University, Gharuan. Although no stone has been left unturned in terms of necessary arrangements by the district administration, it is difficult to control the disease without the cooperation and support of the residents. He again asked people to do online transactions to pay their water, electricity, insurance, mobile, cylinder refill and other bills.
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