Chandigarh reports 1,275 fresh Covid cases, two deaths

Chandigarh reports 1,275 fresh Covid cases, two deaths

A beneficiary gets the jab.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 18

The city reported 1,275 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, an increase of 47.5 per cent in cases recorded a day earlier. The city has 9,104 active cases. Its positivity rate stands at 21.96 per cent, marginally higher than the previous day’s 21.42 per cent, but perceptibly lower than 26.71 per cent recorded on Saturday.

The UT recorded two new fatalities on Tuesday — that of a 76-year-old man from Sector 38 (West), and of a 72-year-old man from Dhanas, who was suffering from hypertension and kidney problems. They were both unvaccinated. The Covid death count of the city stands at 1,091. Chandigarh also recorded 541 new recoveries in the past 24 hours. The UT has been reporting a slight dip in Covid-19 cases since Saturday, although health experts say it is too early to call this a trend. Testing today was down 20 per cent from last Friday when the UT recorded 1,834 new Covid-19 cases, its highest single-day tally yet, fuelled by the highly transmissible Omicron.

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