COVID-19 Pandemic

80-year-old man succumbs in Chandigarh

80-year-old man succumbs in Chandigarh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 7

An 80-year-old man from Sector 16 succumbed to Covid-19 at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research here this afternoon, taking the toll to seven in the city.

The deceased had contracted the infection from his son, who runs a chemist shop in Sector 16-A. The man was undergoing treatment at the PGI since June 11 and had been on ventilator since his admission. He was admitted to the Covid-19 hospital with complaints of difficulty in breathing, hypertension and history of fever.

Three more cases in Panchkula

Panchkula: Three more cases of Covid were reported from the district on Tuesday, raising the tally to 127. Those found infected with the virus are a six-year-old girl from Sector 18, a 60-year-old woman from Madanpur village and a 22-year-old woman from Kalka. TNS

As per a PGI statement, the cause of death was “cardio respiratory arrest, septic shock, pneumonia, hypertension and Covid-19.”

Dr GD Puri of the PGI said, “The patient was at very high risk and had developed extreme complications of Covid. We retrieved him from very sick condition but he developed cardiac failure due to Covid as well as sepsis.”

Dr Pankaj Malhotra of the Department of Internal Medicine said, “Patients with uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled blood pressure, obesity and cardiac problems are at a higher risk. Covid-19 affects organs of the body and aggravates the manifestations. This particular case was on ventilator support for a long time. In most deaths linked to Covid, patients have been on the ventilator.” 

Meanwhile, as many as five cases of Covid were reported from the city today, taking the tally to 492.

A 35-year-old woman from Sector 40 tested positive for the virus. She is a family contact of a patient from Sector 50.

A 24-year-old son of a cop posted at the police post in Sector 61 also contracted the infection. The patient is a resident of Sector 42 and has three family contacts, who are currently asymptomatic.

Two family members of a GMCH doctor, who was tested positive earlier, were also found infected with the virus. They are a 49-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl.

A resident of Sector 51 resident, aged 55, was also found Covid positive.

His four family members have been sampled for a Covid test.

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