Chandigarh, January 23
The city witnessed a dip in the daily cases of Covid with 808 persons testing positive for the virus on Sunday at 14 per cent positivity rate, which is the lowest since January 10.
The average positivity rate in the past seven days stands at 19.82 per cent.
UT Health Secretary Yashpal Garg said, “It is a positive sign that the positivity rate has shown a sharp fall today. However, the weekly positivity rate is a better indicator and we will wait for it to decline in the coming days.”
On January 17, Chandigarh saw a slight dip in cases as it reported under 1,000 new infections to record a figure of 864. The tally again shot up the next day and the city recorded cases above 1,000 until Sunday.
The city also witnessed two deaths, taking the Covid toll to 1,102 today. A 69-year-old woman, a resident of Sector 45, died at Grecian Hospital, Mohali. She was a case of hypertension, renal disease and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. She was not vaccinated for Covid.
A 91-year-old man, a resident of Khuda Alisher, breathed his last at the GMSH, Sector 16. He was a case of pleural effusion. He too was not vaccinated for Covid. Out of 8,064 active cases, only 1.4 per cent are hospitalised and remaining patients are under home isolation.
3 die, 1,084 found +ve in Mohali district
Mohali: Three persons died of Covid in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 1,108 in the district. As many as 1,084 new cases were reported, while 1,827 patients were cured of the disease. The Civil Surgeon also tested positive for the virus. — TNS
615 fresh cases, one death in Panchkula district
Panchkula: At a positivity rate of 38.29%, the district saw 615 cases on Sunday, taking the active caseload to 2,493. It also logged one death. An 83-year-old unvaccinated woman from Sector 7, who had comorbidities, died. —TNS
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