Covid-19 update: Chandigarh reported 347 new cases on Tuesday

  • | Wednesday | 16th September, 2020

Thirty-four percent of the union territory’s cases are active. At present, there are 2,991 active cases in the city, while 5,502 people have recovered from the infection so far.

Chandigarh reported 347 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the infection overall count to 8,592.

With one more virus related fatality in the city, the UT’s death toll stands at 96 deaths.

Thirty-four per cent of the union territory’s cases are active. At present, there are 2,991 active cases in the city, while 5,502 people have recovered from the infection so far.

Chandigarh Administration revised its death toll to include a 45-year-old man from Burail who was declared brought dead to Sector 32’s Government Medical College and Hospital and had later tested positive.

A total of 54,371 samples have been taken for testing so far and of them, 45,464 tested negative while reports of 159 samples were awaited.

Chandigarh’s cases as well as deaths have seen significant rise this month:  the UT’s infections have doubled this month, and deaths are now over 1.5 times higher than the 56 fatalities recorded at the end of August. The UT has recorded 4,246 new COVID cases since the beginning of the month, 52 per cent of which have been recorded since September 8, when the UT began recording over 300 cases a day.

Meanwhile, Mohali added 188 new cases and three deaths, and Panchkula reported 181 infections and four deaths. The Tricity’s total count on Tuesday stood at 716.   

Chandigarh’s rising death toll is part of a pattern of rising coronavirus cases in the Tricity. Mohali has reported 3,355 new cases and Panchkula 2,156 since September 1.



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