Panchkula new cases in single digit after over 3 months

Seven test positive in district, one dies

Panchkula new cases in single digit after over 3 months

Youngsters wait for their turn to get the Covid 19 vaccine at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 13

The district daily case count reduced to single digit since February 23 when it started witnessing an upward trend in the second wave. While seven persons tested positive today, one person succumbed to the virus.

At least 494 cases have been reported this month so far. While 8,922 cases were reported in May, the district had logged 8,014 infections in April. Panchkula witnessed its Covid case peak in the mid-May and since then, the number of new cases has been falling with each passing day. At 0.80 per cent, the district today also recorded the lowest-ever positivity rate since the pandemic broke out. The cumulative positivity rate is 8.68 per cent.

14 fatalities this month

The district recorded 14 fatalities this month so far, a significant downward trend compared to the last month when as many as 142 deaths took place.

Active cases

The active caseload, which had gone up to 2,544 on May 15, has come down to 154. With 98.30 recovery rate, as many as 29,942 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

People told to remain cautious

Even though there is a reduction in the daily Covid cases, the Health Department has asked people to remain cautious and follow the Covid-appropriate behaviour. “I congratulate each one of us for the successful management of the second wave. Dedication and commitment of health teams were par excellence! No need to lower the guard. Wearing of mask, social distancing and vaccination will help minimise the severity of the anticipated third wave,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr Jasjeet Kaur.

City sees 3 deaths, 54 cases

Chandigarh: The city reported three deaths and 54 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday. The active cases now stand at 520 and the toll at 792. As many as 71 patients recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours. TNS

Four die in Mohali, 49 infected

Mohali: Four fatalities due to Covid were witnessed in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 1,022. Meanwhile, 49 fresh cases surfaced till Sunday evening, taking the overall tally to 67,788, while 175 more patients have been cured. Among the new cases, 16 came from Mohali (urban), one each from Banur and Kurali, two each from Gharuan, Boothgarh, Lalru and Dera Bassi, 11 from Kharar and 12 from the Dhakoli area of Zirakpur. As of now, 65,977 patients have been cured in the district. There are 789 active cases. TNS

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