Biggest single-day surge of 93 in Chandigarh

87-year-old man of Sector 40 dies

Biggest single-day surge of 93 in Chandigarh

The Sector 15 market opposite the police beat box open beyond the permissible time in Chandigarh on Sunday. Pradeep Tewari

Chandigarh, August 16

The city today recorded the biggest single-day spike of 93 Covid cases. The UT also witnessed its 29th fatality.

An 87-year-old patient, a resident of Sector 40, died at the PGI. He had a history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease. The new cases have been reported from Sector 4, 7, 8, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 32, 33, 34, 37, 38, 38 (West), 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 47, 48, 49, 56 and 63, Khuda Lahora, Dhanas, Mani Majra, Ram Darbar, Maloya, Hallo Majra, Palsora, Faidan, Daria, Dadu Majra, Mauli Jagran and the Industrial Area, Phase 1.

Two clerks and a steno at the UT Adviser’s office have been found positive for Covid-19. Meanwhile, 19 patients were discharged today. — TNS

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