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Chandigarh, January 10
The city on Monday recorded its highest single-day spike of the pandemic – 967 cases, 45 per cent up from cases recorded a day earlier to take the cumulative number of infections to 69,388.
The number of active cases has risen to, over from on Sunday. The megacity also witnessed one Covid death, that of a 68- time-old man from Dadu Majra, who was brought dead to the GMSH, Sector 16. He tested positive for Covid posthumously. He’d a history of heart complaint, hypertension and diabetes.
A total of 77 patients were discharged. A positivity rate of 23.13 per cent was recorded as 4,181 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.
MC Commissioner, Chief Mastermind quarantined
Municipal Commissioner Anindita Mitra and Chief Mastermind NP Sharma have quarantined themselves. After her hubby SK Raju, also an IAS officer, tested positive, she quarantined herself as a palladium. Still, she held sanctioned meetings digitally on Monday. She also spoke to the new Mayor on the phone. Sharma said he wasn’t feeling well since Friday and had quarantined himself.
671 cases face in Mohali, no casualty
Mohali As numerous as 671 cases of Covid surfaced in the quarter in the once 24 hours, taking the census to. No new death was witnessed, while 26 cases were cured of the complaint. Among the new cases, 352 were reported from Mohali ( civic), 12 from Banur, 16 from Dera Bassi, 15 from Kurali, 25 from Gharuan, 43 from Boothgarh, 118 from Kharar, eight from Lalru and 82 from Dhakoli. Of the cases reported from the quarter so far, have been cured. There are now active cases. The death risk stands at.
344 fresh cases face in P’kula
Panchkula The quarter saw 344 fresh Covid cases on Monday, taking the census to. The active caseload shot up to. The death count remained at 382. The number of recovered persons from the complaint is.
The silver lining — Only 4.1% patients in hospital
Only4.1 per cent of the cases presently infected with Covid-19 are hospitalised in Chandigarh, while the remaining95.9 per cent are in home insulation.
Of the active cases in the megacity, 135 cases are hospitalised, while are in home insulation and 46 are in Covid care centres.
This is in discrepancy with the deadly alternate surge when at least 15 to 20 per cent cases were hospitalised in the megacity at any point in time. The megacity had first reported nearly 900 cases on May 10 ( last time) when there were active cases and 15 per cent of them were hospitalised.
Attesting analogous hospitalisation trends, the Centre on Monday wrote to countries and union homes that “ 5 to 10 per cent of the active Covid cases this time so far demanded hospitalisation but the situation is dynamic and may change fleetly. Thus, the need for hospitalisation may also change fleetly.”
Of the 430 Covid oxygen beds in megacity hospitals, 209 were enthralled by Covid cases and nine further cases were on ventilator beds. Still, it’s worth mentioning that Chandigarh has not reported a single death due to Covid-19 since January 5 and only one patient succumbed to the complaint last month.
UT Adviser Dharam Pal said, “ At present, our hospitalisation rate is veritably low. We’ve sufficient force and structure for the swell. Still, my only concern is regarding the comorbid and senior population, which will be at threat of developing serious illness due to Covid.”
Meanwhile, in order to prepare for the worse, the UT Health Department has asked private hospitals and private oxygen refilling merchandisers to keep information related to bed residency, oxygen cylinder procurement and consumption.UT Health Secretary Yashpal Garg said, “ The number of Covid cases is adding at an intimidating speed and the situation is being nearly covered. At present, there’s no need to fix the diurnal share of oxygen cylinders for private hospitals in Chandigarh and to regulate refilling charges by private refilling merchandisers. Still, it has been decided that the private hospitals and the private refilling merchandisers will keep details and produce these as and when needed.”