Chandigarh posts highest spike of 91 cases

Chandigarh posts highest spike of 91 cases

A part of the MC building was sealed on Thursday. Tribune Photo

Chandigarh: The UT reported one death and the highest single-day spike of 91 Covid cases today. Now, the city tally stands at 1,842 positive cases, 737 active cases and 27deaths.

The deceased, 50-year-old woman from Maloya, died at the PGIMER. She was also suffering from cervical cancer with acute kidney injury and other related complications.

The previous highest single-day spike of 89 positive cases was reported on August 9.

Meanwhile, it has been observed that a large number of Covid patients are opting for home isolation rather than treatment in hospitals. A majority of 53 patients discharged today were under home isolation.


City MC Joint Commissioner contracts virus

The first floor of the Chandigarh MC building was sealed on Thursdy after Joint Commissioner Sorabh Arora tested positive. MC Commissioner KK Yadav and Chief Engineer Shailender Singh also have their offices on the first floor. However, they have tested negative. Staff members of the Joint Commissioner have been home-quarantined. “The first floor of the MC building will open on Monday,” said an official. Arora was tested after UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore’s Principal Secretary JM Balamurugan and four others tested positive for Covid.

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