Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 11
Chandigarh recorded its eighth death from coronavirus on Saturday, officials said.
A 40-year-old man from Sector 52 tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday at GMSH Sector 16. He was brought dead to the hospital and tested positive posthumously.
He had an alcohol addiction, and was suffering from a chronic liver disease.
Health authorities have taken swabs from five of his family members for testing.
Besides him, 12 other people tested positive in the union territory, taking its tally to 549, a medical bulletin said in the evening.
Four people---a 44-year-old woman, a 38-year-old man, and two teenagers, ages 17 and 13--- from Sector 44, a 26-year-old woman from Sector 52, and 20-year-old living on the premises of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research all test positive. All of these were contacts of already diagnosed cases.
A 47-year-old man from Sector 37, a 59-year-old man from Sector 50, a 46-year-old woman from Sector 35, and three people of the same family in Sector 32---two women ages 42 and 40, and one 41-year-old man---were the other cases in the city.
About 128 of the UT’s 549 cases are still active.
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