Chandigarh recorded an alarming 449 new coronavirus cases. This the largest single-day spike in COVID cases the union territory has seen yet. The number is over 70 more than its previous record of 377 cases reported on September 8. Firstly, the UT reported over 300 cases in a single day.
Certainly, The development takes the UT’s cases to stand at 7,991—about 45 per cent of which recorded in this month.
Moreover, Chandigarh’s COVID cases as well as fatalities have been high this month.
The UT has reported 3,645 new cases since September 1. When it first began reporting over 200 cases a day. A 183 per cent rise in infections. The city’s fatality rate has also been markedly higher this month. Registering 34 deaths in less than a fortnight. In comparison to 12 deaths recorded over the first 13 days of August. The UT’s began seen a new spike in cases on September 8, and has recorded 1,619 new cases in less than a week since then.
Two more Covid-19 related deaths reported on Saturday in the district, taking the tally to 48. As many as 144 new cases were also reported taking the total number of positive cases to 2,561 with 1,201 active cases.
The first death reported from Derabassi. A 70-year-old woman passed away at the Government Medical College and Hospital. The second death reported from Command Hospital, where an 89-year-old man from Bhabat died.
“These persons were co-morbid, they suffering from many diseases,”
Said by the health department spokesperson.
The spokesperson further added that 53 Coronavirus cases reported from Mohali. 35 from Kharar, 28 from Derabassi, nine from Zirakpur, four from Kurali, three from Lalru, two from Banur, nine from Dhakoli and one from Ghruan. All residents in the containment zones prohibited from exiting the zone for any purpose.