Active Covid cases in Chandigarh 458, bed occupancy just 1.7%

Active Covid cases in Chandigarh 458, bed occupancy just 1.7%

Even though single-day cases have nearly touched the 100 mark in the city, the hospital bed occupancy is only 1.7 per cent. - File photo

Chandigarh, June 24

Even though single-day cases have nearly touched the 100 mark in the city, the hospital bed occupancy is only 1.7 per cent.

The active cases in the city stand at 458 and the weekly positivity rate is 5.59 per cent.

During the third wave, the daily cases in the city nearly touched the 100 mark for the first time on January 3 this year, while only 26 hospital beds were occupied in the hospitals. There are nearly 1,500 beds for Covid patients at private and government hospitals in the city. The number of active cases was 320 when the city first touched the 100 mark in the third wave.

On March 6 last year, when the city had for the first time reported a new high of 122 single-day cases, 77 seriously-ill patients were admitted to the PGI Covid block. In the entire city, over 100 patients were admitted to hospitals and there were 675 active cases.

The city had exhausted its 30-40 per cent bed capacity in the second wave. The surge in the third wave came with the spread of the Omicron variant. As far as the present surge is concerned, experts are attributing it to the Omicron and its sub-lineage, which is why the severity of the disease is low. Most patients admitted to hospitals have only mild symptoms. — TNS

Fact file

Active cases 458

Bed occupancy 26 (1.7%)

Weekly positivity rate 5.59%

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