Fresh surge, Chandigarh count 1,515

Highest single-day spike of 89 cases, one death

Fresh surge, Chandigarh count 1,515

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 9

The UT infection tally crossed the 1,500 mark with the highest single-day spike of 89 cases taking the total number of infections to 1,515. Besides, the city reported one more death due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 25.

A 32-year-old woman, a resident of Sector 32, died at her house on August 7. The health authorities stated that the woman was a known case of heart disease and was suffering from jaundice and ascites also. She was sampled post-death and tested positive for Covid.

Twenty-nine persons tested positive for Covid-19 in rapid-antigen tests. Their details have not been mentioned in the media bulletin. 

How cases progressed
First case March 18
500 mark July 8 (112 days)
1,000 mark July 30 (22 days)
1,500 mark Aug 9 (10 days)

Six healthcare workers from the GMCH-32, a staffer each from the PGI and the Civil Hospital, Sector 45, were also among those found infected today. The other cases were reported from Sector 43, 32, 47, 63, 31, 30, 49, 38, 39, 45, 38 (West), 52, 28, 35, 56, 46, 33, 41, 56, 34, 40, 16, Behlana, Raipur Khurd, Ram Darbar, Burail, Dhanas, Sarangpur, PGI, Khuda Ali Sher, Mani Majra, Daria and Mauli Jagran.

The UT Covid tally crossed the 500 mark after 112 days of the first case that was reported on March 18. It took 22 days more to cross another 500 mark. The city witnessed another 500 cases in only 10 days, crossing the 1,500 mark. In the past few days, 16 healthcare workers have contracted the infection at the GMCH-32.

Dr BS Chavan, Director, GMCH-32, said: “Our healthcare workers are contracting infection from emergency patients. They have less time for Covid testing and attending patients is the utmost priority.” Meanwhile, 32 patients were discharged after being cured.

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