Chandigarh reports new spike; 21 new coronavirus cases

Most were contacts of previously diagnosed cases; UT tally stands at 487

Chandigarh reports new spike; 21 new coronavirus cases

The development takes the city’s tally to 487, the bulletin showed. PTI photo

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 6

Chandigarh reported a new surge in coronavirus cases on Monday, with the union territory reporting 21 new cases, the UT Administration’s medical bulletin showed.

The development takes the city’s tally to 487, the bulletin showed.

Five minors were among the six new cases.  Sixteen of Monday’s 21 cases were contacts of previously diagnosed cases.

Three cases were from Daria, all of them family of an already diagnosed case. This includes 15-year-old and 11-year-old girls.

One was a 30-year-old healthcare worker who was posted on duty at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research’s COVID ward.

A 5-year-old boy and a 61-year-old woman tested positive in Sector 21, also family of an already diagnosed case.

Two staffers of Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 tested positive. They were both contacts of a male nurse already been diagnosed with the infection.

Four workplace contacts of a previously diagnosed case from Mohali tested positive. A 34-year-old woman from Dadu Majra, a 37-year-old man from Behlana, a 25-year-old man from Sector 20 and a 44-year-old woman from Sector 40 all tested positive.

Four family members of an already diagnosed patient from Sector 30 also tested positive. This includes a 55-year-old woman.

A 9-year-old boy from Sector 31 tested positive. He was a contact of an already diagnosed case.

This apart, the city also reported some new cases---a 67-year-old woman from Sector 37, a 39-year-old woman from Sector 15, a 42-year-old man from Sector 32, and a 64 –year-old man from Khuda Lohra all tested  positive.

Chandigarh has so far had six deaths from COVID-19.

 

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