COVID-19 pandemic

Deadly virus kills 10 in Chandigarh

Highest single-day toll so far; 180 fresh cases reported; 255 recover

Deadly virus kills 10 in Chandigarh

A health worker collects a sample for the Covid-19 test in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 23

The city today witnessed the highest number of deaths due to Covid-19 as 10 persons succumbed to the virus, taking the toll to 137. Besides, 180 fresh coronavirus cases were reported.

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Highest recoveries in September in UT

  • September has not only witnessed the maximum number of Covid-19 cases, but also the maximum number of recoveries.

  • As many as 5,498 patients recovered in September alone, accounting for 68 per cent of the total recoveries. The city’s recovery rate has shot up to 75 per cent. There are now 23 per cent active cases in the city. 

The city had witnessed its first Covid fatality on May 4. It had earlier recorded the maximum number of seven deaths on August 30.

A 46-year-old man from Mauli Jagran died of the virus. He was a diabetic. An 82-year-old man from Sector 15 also succumbed to the infection. He was suffering from the acute respiratory distress syndrome and diabetes.

An 80-year-old man from Sector 36 also breathed his last. A 76-year-old man from Sector 21 and a 75-year-old man from Sector 38, who had severe respiratory infection, also lost the battle to Covid-19.

A 72-year-old man from Sector 47 was brought dead at the GMSH, Sector 16. He tested positive posthumously. A 69-year-old woman from Sector 40 died at the PGI.

A 60-year-old woman from Sector 44 died at the GMCH, Sector 32. She was suffering from tachycardia, a heart disorder having fast heartbeats.

A 47-year-old man from Khuda Jassu, who had post-renal transplant complications and community acquired pneumonia, also died of the virus. A 53-year-old man from Sector 46 also died due to Covid-19. He had community acquired pneumonia and was also suffering from severe acute respiratory syndrome.

The city reported 255 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

The UT has 2,537 active cases. With 180 fresh cases reported today, the infection tally rose to 10,726. As many as 8,049 patients have defeated the virus in the city so far.

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