Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 2
A 63-year-old man died of Covid last night at the PGI, taking the city toll to 19.
The man, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, was admitted to the SARI ward on July 31, where he was sampled for Covid. He tested positive on August 1. According to an official statement, he was a case of SARI along with coronary artery disease with inferior wall myocardial infarction.
He has nine family members and four family contacts. All 13 have been sampled. The reports are awaited. The day also saw 38 more cases of Covid, taking the UT case load to 1,117. The number of active cases in the UT has risen to 399.
The new cases have been reported from Sector 48, 56, 26,15, 50, 22, 44, 63, 46, 45, 25, 55,14, 38 (West), 52, 20, 42, Khuda Ali Sher, Dhanas, Burail, Mani Majra and Ram Darbar. Among the patients, three are in their 60s, two in their 70s, while one is an 80-year-old.
Fourteen cases contracted the virus from their family contacts, while nine got infected through their workplace contacts.
Mani Majra reported five cases of Covid and Burail four. Dhanas reported three cases. Meanwhile, 15 more patients have recovered from the disease.
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