Covid-19 update: Chandigarh reported 240 new cases on Monday

  • | Monday | 21st September, 2020

Twenty-six percent of the UT’s cases are still active.

Chandigarh reported 240 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the UT’s overall infection tally to 10,298.

The UT also reported three deaths on Monday, pushing the UT’s overall virus-related death toll to 123.

A 36-year-old man from Palsora suffering from acute kidney injury and latent autoimmune diabetes died at Chandigarh’s Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research on Monday. The other two fatalities were both over 65--- a 68-year-old man from Sector 24 with hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes who died at PGI and a 70-year-old man from Sector 15 who died at Mohali’s Fortis Hospital.

The union territory has reported a significant rise in coronavirus throughout September. Chandigarh has reported 5,952 new COVID cases and 67 fatalities since the beginning of the month---a 251 percent rise in infections and 219 percent rise in deaths since the end of last month.

For comparison, the city had reported 1,580 new COVID cases from August 1 to August 21.

Twenty-six percent of the UT’s cases are still active.

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