Daily Covid cases continue to be above 1,000 in Chandigarh

Positivity rate stands at 20.10 per cent

Daily Covid cases continue to be above 1,000 in Chandigarh

A woman gets the Covid-19 vaccine at the GMSH-16, Chandigarh. Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 22

Single-day Covid-19 cases continue to be above 1,000 since January 12, which has prompted the UT Administration to speed up vaccination for those who cannot visit health facilities due to their age or medical condition.

Last week, the city reported a total of 8,515 cases, an average of 1,231 cases daily. From January 8 to January 15, as many as 8,614 cases were reported. The city today reported 1,149 new Covid-19 cases at a positivity rate of 20.10 per cent. It was only on January 17 when Chandigarh saw daily cases under 1,000. The tally again shot up the next day.

The city today reported three deaths due to the virus. A 65-year-old resident of Sector 26, a case of chronic kidney disease and hypertension, died at the PGI. She was fully vaccinated for Covid. A 54-year-old man from Sector 43 was brought dead at the GMSH-16. He was a chronic alcoholic. He tested positive for the virus posthumously.

He was fully vaccinated too. A 67-year-old man from Sector 19, a case of bronchopneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome, breathed his last at the GMSH-16. He too was fully vaccinated.

The UT has recorded 21 deaths this month. Only seven of these patients were unvaccinated.

Vax at home for elderly, bedridden

The Chandigarh Health Department on Saturday said the Covid vaccination at home was only for elderly and bedridden people with disabilities/diseases. It has been clarified that this facility is not being provided to the other adult persons and children in the age group of 15 to 18 years. Eligible persons may make a request at Helpline 1075 for Covid vaccination at their home. Such requests will be assessed before sending a mobile vaccination team to their houses.

Four more die, 1,245 test +ve in Mohali

Mohali: Four more persons succumbed to Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 1,105 in the district. They all were comorbid and only two of them vaccinated. The district also logged 1,245 fresh cases, pushing the tally to 86,570 on Saturday. Among 8,858 active cases, 24 are hospitalised. — TNS

546 fresh cases reported in P’kula

Panchkula: The district recorded 546 fresh cases of coronavirus on Saturday, taking the active caseload to 2,364. The positivity rate stood at 30.46 per cent. While the overall tally reached 39,831, the death count remained at 384. Meanwhile, the number of recovered persons rose to 37,083. —TNS

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