80-yr-old woman UT’s fifth fatality

Sec 30 resident found positive post-death; city tally crosses 300 mark

80-yr-old woman UT’s fifth fatality

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 2

The city today reported its fifth death linked to Covid. An 80-year-old woman from Sector 30-B, a containment zone, tested positive for the virus posthumously. Besides, three more persons from Bapu Dham Colony have been found infected with the virus. With the four fresh cases, the city Covid tally rose to 301 today. 

The woman had a history of giddiness and had fallen on Monday. This was followed by a bout of vomiting. Subsequently, she was taken in an ambulance to the GMSH-16, where she was declared brought dead.

The deceased had comorbid conditions — renal and liver diseases — for which she took treatment from the GMSH-16 and the Civil Hospital, Kharar, in January this year.

She has two family contacts, a daughter-in-law and a grandson; both of whom are asymptomatic.

Till June 1, the UT Administration had conducted only 125 tests in Sector 30-B.

Interestingly, a 23-year-old woman, who lives in the building where the 80-year-old woman too resided, had tested positive and returned home on May 14 after treatment. While she resides on the ground floor of the building, the elderly woman lived on the top floor.

On May 31, a team of health workers holding a survey had gone to the elderly woman’s house too, but no samples were collected for Covid test then, even as a positive case was reported from the building. “At the time of the survey, the deceased and her two family members were asymptomatic and had no ILI/SARI symptoms,” said a health official.

The last case was reported from the area on May 7. The containment operations were about to end in another four days. With the arrival of a new case, the containment operations will now continue for another 28 days as per the guidelines of the Government of India.

UT Adviser Manoj Parida said the Administration would review the situation of Sector 30-B again.

Meanwhile, two men, aged 40 and 35, and a 15-year-old boy, all residents of Bapu Dham, have tested positive for Covid. The 40-year-old man and the boy belong to one family.

Previous Covid deaths in city

  • May 3: An 82-year-old woman, a resident of Sector 18, died. She was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Panchkula
  • May 8: A man from Hallo Majra tested positive for Covid two days after his death at the GMSH-16
  • May 9: A 62-year-old man from Bapu Dham Colony tested positive posthumously at the GMCH-32
  • May 23: A three-day-old girl, whose parents reside at Dadu Majra, died. She tested positive for Covid the next day

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