Chandigarh reports new high; records 625 new COVID cases

UT has 3,625 active cases

Chandigarh reports new high; records 625 new COVID cases

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 18

Chandigarh recorded 625 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, a health bulletin showed—the highest number of infections the union territory has recorded in 24 hours since the pandemic first began last March.

The city now has 3,625 active COVID-19 cases—a 124 per cent rise since the beginning of the month.

The city reported three new COVID-19 deaths, taking the fatality count up to 413.

The union territory has been seeing a steep rise in cases since March, prompting the Chandigarh Administration to announce new measures—first nighttime restrictions and then a weekend lockdown—in an attempt to slow the spread.  March saw the union territory record a 765 per cent rise in infections.

 

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