Covid-19 Pandemic

Cases in Chandigarh touch 200 mark, 37 discharged

Cases in Chandigarh touch 200 mark, 37 discharged

Naina Mishra
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 19

The number of Covid cases in the city today reached 200. The first case was reported 64 days ago on March 18. The doubling rate in the city is now 85.7 days. It means that it would take 85.7 days to double the number of cases reported in the city a week ago, if the trend of positive cases during the last week continues.

A total of 34 patients were discharged from the Covid care centre at Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic Hospital in Sector 46 after 10 days of treatment as per the revised discharge policy. UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore directed that these patients be kept in Sood Dharamshala, a post-discharge care centre.

No new case reported in Panchkula

Panchkula: No new Covid case was reported in Panchkula district on Tuesday. As of now, there is only one active Covid case in the district, which has reported 25 cases so far. Others have been cured. TNS

Besides, three more Covid patients were discharged from the PGI today. Among them was a 30-year-old ward attendant of the GMCH, Sector 32, who was the first Covid case from Bapu Dham Colony. The total number of recovered patients in the city now stands at 91 and the recovery rate at 45.5 per cent.

Among the new patients is a 34-year-old man from Rehabilitation Colony in Dhanas. He had returned to the city on May 17 after spending two months in Delhi.

On reaching the city, he went straightway to the GMSH in Sector 16 as he was suffering from fever. He was admitted immediately and sampled for Covid. He has four family contacts. All of them are asymptomatic. Two more patients from Bapu Dham, aged 55 and 28, tested positive in the city today.

Follow new discharge policy: Badnore to PGI

Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore on Tuesday directed the PGI authorities to comply with the Government of India directions regarding discharge of Covid patients.

Timeline

March 18: City reports its first Covid case; a UK-returned woman from Sector 21 tests positive

March 27: A Sector 30 youth tests positive on 14th day of his return from Dubai

March 31: City’s first Covid health care worker from the PGI tests positive

April 3: City’s first Covid patient discharged

April 10: First case of “unclear” infection source came to fore as PU professor found infected with virus

April 24: GMCH ward boy from Bapu Dham, dubbed as “super spreader”, tests positive

May 1: First Covid death in the city; an 82-year-old woman with comorbidity dies

May 4: Covid cases in the city cross 100-mark

May 9: Highest spike in a day; 20 cases reported

May 16: 12 patients discharged by the PGI as per old discharged policy

Covid patient tests –ve, dies of cardiac arrest

Panchkula: A 63-year-old woman from Sector 10, who was a Covid patient earlier, died due to severe cardiac arrest at the Civil Hospital on Tuesday. Civil Surgeon Jasjit Kaur said the patient, Asha Rani, was undergoing treatment for cancer at a private hospital. A private lab found her samples positive for Covid-19 on May 14, after which she was admitted to the Civil Hospital. Her samples were against sent for testing on May 18, which were reported negative for Covid. She said the patient had died due to cardiac arrest and not due to coronavirus. TNS

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