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Chandigarh recorded highest single-day spike of 91 Covid-19

August 13, 2020 10:15 PM

Chandigarh, August 13

Chandigarh recorded highest single-day spike of 91 Covid-19 cases on Thursday. With this the UT tally has gone up to 1, 842. There are 737 active cases in the city.

The city also reported a death. A 50-year-old female resident of Maloya colony, who was COVID positive, died, taking the death toll in the city to 27. The fresh coronavirus cases include a four-week-old child and a six-year-old girl, it said.

A 50-year-old woman died due to COVID-19 at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research on Wednesday, the bulletin said.

At present, there are 737 active cases in the common capital of Punjab and Haryana.

A total 53 patients were discharged on Thursday after they recovered from the infection, taking the total number of cured persons to 1, 076.

Adviser Manoj Parida said 600 beds are available in the hostels of Panjab University for mild and asymptomatic cases.

The administrator said a meeting would be held with municipal councillors over a video conference to seek their views regarding COVID management in the city on Tuesday.

Local MP Kirron Kher will also be invited to participate in the video conference, the release said.

A total of 233 COVID-19 patients were in home isolation as on Wednesday evening. - - - PTI

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