Burail woman dies of Covid as Chandigarh reports biggest single-day spike of 46 cases

Death toll rises to 20

Burail woman dies of Covid as Chandigarh reports biggest single-day spike of 46 cases

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4

The city recorded 20th death due to Covid as a 50-year-old female resident of Burail, who was a known case of severe rheumatic heart disease, expired in trauma unit of PGI on Monday.

The city also witnessed biggest single-day spike of 46 Covid cases.

The patient was sampled on August 2 and diagnosed as COVID 19 positive on Monday. She had a history of fall after giddiness and went to PGI trauma centre where was found to be having subdural hemorrhage on MRI.

Her condition deteriorated further and she suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and could not be revived.

The highest single-day spike of 46 cases took the union territory's infection tally to 1,206, according to a medical bulletin.

As of now, there are 470 active cases here, it said.

The death toll in the union territory now stands at 20.

The fresh cases reported, include a two-year-old boy, a four-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy, it said.

New coronavirus cases surfaced in many areas including Ram Darbar, Sector 15, Sector 36, Sector 34, Sector 39, sector 48, Dhanas, Sector 44, Sector 45 and Daria, the bulletin said.

Nine more coronavirus patients were discharged after they recovered from the infection, taking the total number of recoveries in Chandigarh to 715, it said.

A total of 15,116 samples have been taken for testing so far and of them, 13,833 tested negative while reports in 74 cases are awaited, according to the bulletin. With PTI inputs

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