No let-up in surge, Chandigarh logs record 449 cases

56-year-old man dies of virus, toll reaches 90

No let-up in surge, Chandigarh logs record 449 cases

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13

The city recorded its highest single-day spike of 449 Covid-19 cases today, taking the tally to 7,991.

Earlier, the highest spike was reported on September 8, when 377 cases had surfaced.

The UT also witnessed a death due to coronavirus today, taking the toll to 90. A 56-year-old man from Sector 47 died at the Sector 48 hospital. He was diabetic.

Cases as well as fatalities have been significantly high this month. The UT has reported a total of 3,645 fresh cases since September 1, when it first saw over 200 cases a day witnessing a 183 per cent rise in infections.

The city’s fatality rate has also been higher this month, registering 34 deaths in less than a fortnight. The city saw 12 deaths in the first 13 days last month. The UT has witnessed 1,619 cases since September 8, when it saw more than 300 cases for the first time in a day. Over 34 per cent of the total cases are still active.

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