Chandigarh's Bapu Dham Colony reports four new cases; UT tally 279

BDC accounts for 73% of UT's cases; active cases stand at 88

Chandigarh's Bapu Dham Colony reports four new cases; UT tally 279

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 26

Four more people---a one-and-a-half-year-old boy among them---tested positive for the coronavirus in Chandigarh, taking the number of cases in the union territory to 279 on Tuesday.

Besides the toddler, three men ages 61, 60 and 22 tested positive.All four of Tuesday's cases were from Bapu Dham, a COVID-19 hotspot that accounts for 73 per cent of Chandigarh's cases. 

The union territory now has 88 total active cases in the city---84 of these from Bapu Dham alone.

On Monday, 10 new COVID-19 cases were reported from Bapu Dham colony, which is the worst-affected area of the city.

Four people have died due to the pandemic in the Union territory. 

Meanwhile, family members of the three-day-baby who died in PGI and had tested positive for COVID-19 have tested negative. 

The family is residing in Dadu Majra Colony. Some family contacts were residing in Sector 38. Total 12 were traced and sampled.

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