COVID-19 pandemic

91-year-old among 7 more +ve

Woman had gone to hospital for treatment of femoral neck fracture; UT tally 289

91-year-old among 7 more +ve

A man distributes water among police personnel at Bapu Dham Colony in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28

Seven Covid-19 positive cases were reported from the city today, taking its tally to 289.

At present, there are 96 active cases in the city. As many as 189 patients have been cured of the disease till now. The city has witnessed four deaths due to the virus.

A 91-year-old woman, a resident of Sector 15 here, tested positive for Covid-19 at Max Hospital, Mohali, today. She had gone to the hospital for the treatment of femoral neck fracture. Her three family contacts and two community contacts have been sampled.

The other six cases were reported from Bapu Dham Colony, taking the total count in the area to 216.

Six residents belonging to two families within the same house tested positive for Covid-19. Those infected are four males, aged eight, 16, 17 and 53, and two females, aged 12 and 15. They are community contacts of an earlier positive case from the same locality.

Two patients discharged

Two more Covid-19 positive patients were discharged from Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, after defeating the virus on Thursday. Those discharged are a 24-year-old youth, who is a staff member of the GMSH-16, and a 35-year-old man, a resident of Sector 7.

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