Covid fatalities drop to 2 in July

55 patients died in June; GMCH turns coronavirus-free

Covid fatalities drop to 2 in July

Naina Mishra

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 31

Two deaths took place in the UT in the month of July due to Covid-19, which is the lowest since the pandemic struck the region.

1 case, 1 death in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: The city on Saturday reported one new case of Covid-19 and one death. A total of five patients were cured of the disease in the past 24 hours. TNS

One case in Panchkula

Panchkula: The district on Saturday saw just one fresh case of Covid-19, taking the tally to 30,640. With no fresh fatality, the toll remained at 376. TNS

Four new cases in Mohali

Mohali: Four new cases of Covid-19 were detected while six patients were cured in the district in the past 24 hours. Among the new cases, two were from Mohali and one each from Dhakoli and Kharar. TNS

What’s more? The last Covid-19 patient at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, was discharged today and the hospital is Covid-free as of now.

Dr Jasbinder Kaur, Director, GMCH-32, said, “This is for the first time that there is not even a single Covid patient admitted to our hospital. There was always an influx of Covid patients in our hospital. No patient was occupying the ICU ventilator bed for quite some time but today, the last patient was discharged. There is no Covid patient as of now and we are very happy about it. Hope it stays the same.”

From witnessing 5,901 cases in the second week of May, the weekly cases have dropped to 38 last week. The positivity rate in July dropped to 0.6 per cent from 2.7 per cent last month. Only 283 persons contracted Covid-19 in Chandigarh this month, while it was 1,624 cases in June.

In the past one week, 0.3 per cent of samples tested positive. For every lakh people in Chandigarh, 51,946 samples were tested and 5,255 out of every lakh people have tested positive for the virus.

Dr Amandeep Kang, Director, Health Services, UT, said, “This is the result of vaccination that Chandigarh has recorded such low fatalities this month. Around 83 per cent of the population has got the first dose. We need to maintain these statistics by wearing masks and maintaining social distance till we completely eradicate Covid from our lives.”

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