Chandigarh breaches 10,000 mark

Sees 286 fresh coronavirus cases, four deaths, 372 recoveries

Chandigarh breaches 10,000 mark

The city today recorded 286 Covid cases and four deaths, taking the case tally to 10,082 and death toll to 120.

Chandigarh, September 20

The city today recorded 286 Covid cases and four deaths, taking the case tally to 10,082 and death toll to 120.

A 45-year-old man from Sector 25, who was also suffering from SARI, hypertension and seizure disorder, died at the GMSH, Sector 16.

A 48-year-old man from Raipur Khurd, who was also suffering from ARDS, died at the GMCH, Sector 32. A 72-year-old man from Ram Darbar, also a case of SARI, asthma and diabetes, died at the GMSH. A 66-year-old man from Sector 56, also a case of diabetic ketoacidosis, died at the GMCH. A total of 372 more patients were cured, taking the tally of recovered patients to 7,138.

Chandigarh tests more than Panchkula

With over 10,000 cases, Chandigarh has the highest number of confirmed cases in the tricity, ahead of Panchkula district (5,060) and Mohali district (8,362).

Even though Panchkula has 23 Covid sample collection centres as against nine in UT, the testing figures in Chandigarh (62,834) have exceeded that of Panchkula (59,226). Mohali has 19 collection centres and has conducted 65,018 tests. Chandigarh has the highest positivity rate of 16 per cent, whereas Panchkula has 11 per cent and Mohali 12 per cent.

Curbs lifted from Sec 39

The UT Administration on Sunday removed restrictions from a micro-containment zone in Sector 39. The restrictions were imposed on August 28. Satish Kumar Jain, SDM (South), ordered the removal of restrictions from 66 flats falling in the containment zone.

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