COVID-19 pandemic

3-day-old baby dies of Covid

Dadu Majra girl 4th fatality in Chandigarh; 28 more from Bapu Dham +ve

3-day-old baby dies of Covid

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 24

A three-day-old baby girl from Dadu Majra died of Covid today, taking the toll in the city to four. Besides, 29 more cases were reported from the UT today, which is the biggest spike in a day, raising the tally to 262.

According to the information, the baby was born three days ago at the Civil Hospital in Sector 22. However, as her health deteriorated, she was referred to the PGI. She was declared brought dead at the hospital on Saturday.

Her samples were collected for a Covid test, which were reported positive today.

The samples of her mother have been taken and the report is awaited.

Meanwhile, 28 of the total 29 fresh cases reported from the city were of Bapu Dham Colony.

Among them were four women (aged 23, 37 and two in their 30s) and an 18-year-old boy. Six members of a family also tested positive for the virus. Among them were three boys, aged 14, 18 and 19, and three men, aged 42, 29 and 56.

Three members of another family, including two men, aged 28 and 45, and a 38-year-old woman, were also found infected today.

Further, eight persons from Bapu Dham were reported positive for Covid in the evening. Among them were two women, aged 25 and 23, belonging to different families. A 12-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man from another house were also found infected with the contagion. A six-year-old girl and a 28-year-old woman from another family and two teenaged girls, aged 15 and 18, from yet another house tested positive for the virus.

Late in the evening, six more persons from Bapu Dham tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, seven UT residents were discharged from hospital after they defeated the deadly virus. Among them were a six-month-old girl, a seven-year-old boy, two women aged 25 and three men, aged 32, 35 and 44.

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