Chandigarh records 568 new Covid-19 cases; fall of 29 per cent from yesterday

Number of samples tested in last 24 hours was 3,920 while 5,768 samples were tested a day earlier

Chandigarh records 568 new Covid-19 cases; fall of 29 per cent from yesterday

A medic takes a swab sample from nose for Covid-19 test at Civil Hospital at Sector 6 in Panchkula on Monday. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar

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Chandigarh, January 24

Chandigarh on Monday reported 568 new Covid-19 cases, a fall of 29 per cent from yesterday.

The city had recorded 808 cases on Sunday. The cumulative number of cases has reached 86,260.

The number of samples tested in the last 24 hours was 3,920 while 5,768 samples were tested a day earlier.

A positivity rate of 14.49 per cent was recorded today which is marginally higher than yesterday’s 14.01 per cent.

A total of 863 patients were discharged, including persons from home isolation who have completed seven days and are asymptomatic, as per Ministry of Health guidelines.

The number of active cases has fallen to 7,768. It was 8,064 yesterday.

An 85-year-old Covid positive man of Sector 7 succumbed at GMSH, Sector 16. He was a case of hypertension and hypothyroidism. He was not vaccinated for Covid.

The death toll has risen to 1,103 while 77,389 people have been cured till date.

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