Oxygen situation okay, says UT advisor as Chandigarh sees record 634 cases in day

The number of active cases in Chandigarh stands at 4,273

Oxygen situation okay, says UT advisor as Chandigarh sees record 634 cases in day

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 22

The oxygen supply situation in Chandigarh is okay, UT Advisor Manoj Parida said on Thursday.

The oxygen generator plant has started functioning in GMSH-16 with 95 per cent purity at 4.5 bar pressure and 500 litre per minute capacity. Another functional at GMCH-32 with 1,000 litre per minute capacity, UT Advisor Manoj Parida said.

Meanwhile, Chandigarh also reported a record single-day rise of 634 COVID-19 cases, taking the Union Territory’s tally to 36,404, a medical bulletin said.

The city’s previous biggest single-day jump of 625 cases was recorded on April 18.

Four more people succumbed to the contagious disease, pushing the death toll to 427, the bulletin said.

The number of active cases in Chandigarh stands at 4,273, it said.

It added that 482 patients were discharged after they recovered from the infection. With this, the number of cured persons has reached 31,704.

So far, 3,74,392 samples have been taken for testing. Of these, 3,36,913 have tested negative, while reports of 55 are awaited, the bulletin stated. With PTI