Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 3
After almost seven weeks, Chandigarh recorded the highest number of weekly Covid-19 cases at 345 in the week ending February 28. The month ended with 845 positive cases and 18 deaths.
However, the number of cases recorded in February is 25 per cent less than the cases seen in January. This is because the city started to witness a sudden surge in cases in the last week of February.
The city witnessed 414 cases of Covid in the week ending January 10. It started recording a declining trend with a daily number of cases from 25 to 40.
The cases shot up by 84 per cent from the week ending February 21. The number of daily cases being recorded these days is above 60. In the past one week, the number of new infections has grown by an average of 0.3 per cent every day.
It is after December 20, the active cases in Chandigarh have crossed 450. For every 100 confirmed cases in Chandigarh, two are currently infected.
The UT Administrator stated that amid a surge in active cases of Covid-19, the administration would consider reimposing restrictions in the city to contain further spread of the virus. Manoj Parida, UT Adviser, said: “We are keeping a close watch on the rise in cases. The surge is not worrisome as of now and thus there are no plans for any sort of restrictions now.”
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