Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 20
With 24 persons testing positive for Covid-19 today, the city crossed the 400 mark. The UT tally now stands at 404 with 82 active cases.
The city saw the highest spike in the number of Covid cases in the month of June so far and second highest till now. On May 24, the city had reported 29 cases.
Of the total cases reported today, 14 persons have tested positive from Mauli Jagran. They are the contacts of a 65-year-old woman, who visited her daughter’s home at Mauli Jagran for treatment.
The woman had complained of fever and abdominal discomfort. She had visited the Civil Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, on June 12 and returned home the same day. After four days, she again went to the the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, where she tested positive for Covid yesterday. She had 19 family contacts and two community contacts.
Among the new cases from Mauli Jagran, the woman’s family contacts include four men, aged 18, 9, 9 and 40, and eight women, aged 32, 32, 9, 12, 5, 30, 7 and 40. Her community contacts include two men, aged 24 and 35.
A 20-year-old expectant mother from Bapu Dham Colony also tested positive for Covid-19. She was admitted to a hospital for delivery. Instead, she tested positive for the disease instead. Her two family contacts have been sampled for testing.
A 59-year-old man from Sector 39, who is a workplace contact of a positive case of Sector 25, also tested positive for coronavirus. His two family contacts have been sampled for testing.
Seven family contacts of an already positive patient from Sector 24 have also contracted the virus. They include four children, aged six months, 6 years, 10 years and 12 years, and three adults, aged 38, 34 and 57.
A three-year-old girl from Sector 38 also tested positive for Covid. She is the family contact of an already diagnosed case from the same sector. Meanwhile, the positivity rate of the city stands at 6.1 per cent. June has witnessed 109 Covid positive cases so far.
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