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Chandigarh Region

Coronavirus : Chandigarh reported 167, Panchkula 172 fresh cases in 24 hours

August 27, 2020 08:05 AM

- 48 of the 67 Covid deaths in the district Mohali in the last 17 days

Chandigarh, August 26
Chandigarh UT reported one more Covid-19 death, taking the toll to 41, and 167 fresh cases of the virus, pushing the tally to 3, 376.

The RLA, UT, will remain closed from August 27 to 29 as two staff members have tested positive for the virus. During this period, the office will be sanitised and the services will be resumed on August 31.

A 73-year-old man from Ram Darbar, a case of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute kidney injury with respiratory failure and septic shock, who had tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, died at the GMC, Sector 32, today. The number of active cases has reached 1, 537, while the tally of cured patients in the city stands at 1, 796.

Mohali : As many as 48 of the 67 Covid deaths in the district so far, which comes to more than 70 per cent, have been reported in the last 17 days.

On August 11, the Covid toll in Mohali and Chandigarh was 23 and 26, respectively, but in just 15 days the death count in Mohali rose to 67, while it is 41 in Chandigarh. Notably, the total number of cases in Mohali (3, 037) is considerably less than the UT (3, 376).

Panchkula: In the biggest single-day spike, 172 cases of coronavirus were reported today, taking the count of Panchkula district to 1, 829. Haryana Congress spokesperson and national coordinator for the All India Mahila Congress Ranjeeta Mehta and her husband Abhi Mehta were among those who tested positive for the virus.

Haryana Congress spokesperson and national coordinator for the All India Mahila Congress Ranjeeta Mehta and her husband Abhi Mehta were among those who tested positive for the virus. While 658 cases are still active, 1, 158 patients have been cured and discharged.

- Desk

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