Big relief — No Covid-19 death in Chandigarh since July 5

Big relief — No Covid-19 death in Chandigarh since July 5

A health worker administers the Covid vaccine at the Sector 8 dispensary in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Naina Mishra
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 21

No Covid death has been reported from Chandigarh from over two weeks now. The last fatality due to the virus occurred on July 5.

This month so far, only one patient, who had comorbidities, succumbed to the virus. The deaths due to Covid-19 in June declined by 80 per cent from May with the city reporting 55 fatalities last month.

Five more found infected in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: The city on Wednesday reported five new cases of Covid and no death. A total of eight patients were discharged. TNS

May remained the worst month for the city with 275 Covid deaths. Patients died waiting for ICU beds at emergency wards in city hospitals. The hospitals ran out of ventilator beds even after expanding their capacity.

Just one case in Panchkula, no death

Panchkula: The district on Wednesday reported just one fresh coronavirus case, taking the overall tally to 30,634. With no fresh death, the Covid toll remained at 375. While 30,238 patients have recovered from the disease so far, 21 cases are still active. The recovery rate stands at 98.70 per cent. TNS

Now, ICU beds, including those with ventilators, are vacant at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, and Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, as Covid-19 patients have not progressed to severe disease in a long time. At the PGI, only three Covid patients are occupying ventilator beds.

5 new cases in Mohali, no fatality

Mohali: Five new Covid-19 cases were reported from the district on Wednesday. There was no fresh death, while three patients recovered from the virus. Among the new cases, two each were reported from Mohali (urban) and Dhakoli, and one from Kharar. Of the 68,414 positive cases reported so far, 67,315 have been cured. The active case count is 43. The death toll stands at 1,056 in the district. TNS

In the past one week, only 0.2 per cent of the samples tested came back positive. There are only 41 active cases of Covid- in the city, while 99 per cent of the patients have recovered. The average number of cases in the past seven days stands at four.

Dr Amandeep Kang, Director, Health Services, UT, said, “We have been able to control the spread and reduce fatalities due to massive vaccination coverage. So far, 78.6 per cent of the city population has beem vaccinated with the first dose, while 21.54 per cent of the population has got two doses.”

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