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Punjab: Tricity reports 23 Covid-19 related deaths

UT Adviser, Manoj Parida, in an appeal to the UT public on Thursday night said, ''Please do not choke our hospital infrastructure by inviting friends and relatives from outside, needing indoor Covid treatment. Our hospital beds are almost full.''

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula |
April 30, 2021 4:58:51 am
Chandigarh covid-19 cases, Chandigarh coronavirus cases, Chandigarh active covid-19 cases, Chandigarh youth infected, Chandigarh news, indian express newsAt a Covid-19 testing camp, organised by Market Welfare Association incollabration with GMSH-16, in Sector 44D, Chandigarh, on Thursday. (Express Photo by Jasbir Malhi)

As many as 23 Covid-19 related deaths were recorded in the Tricity on Thursday. These included eight deaths reported from Chandigarh, eight from Mohali, and seven fatalities from Panchkula.

UT Adviser, Manoj Parida, in an appeal to the UT public on Thursday night said, ”Please do not choke our hospital infrastructure by inviting friends and relatives from outside, needing indoor Covid treatment. Our hospital beds are almost full.”

Chandigarh: 801 cases, 8 deaths

Chandigarh reported 801 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total tally of cases to 41,923 cases with 6,652 active cases.

Eight people also succumbed to the virus on Thursday, taking the total number of fatalities to 465. As many as 447 patients were discharged from various facilities.

A total of 4,01,411 samples have been tested as yet.

A 50-year-old woman, a resident of Mauli Jagran, a case of diabetes mellitus and hypertension, a 45-year-old woman from Maloya, a case of Type-2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension, and a 51-year-old man from Dhanas, a case of bilateral pneumonitis died at GMSH-16. A 60-year-old man from Burail, a case of severe acute respiratory infections and a 52-year-old man from Sector 40, a case of cardiopulmonary arrest, a 59-year-old woman, a resident of Sector 23, a case of Type-2 diabetes mellitus and severe acute respiratory infections, and a 66-year-old man from Sector 45, a case of severe acute respiratory illness and hypertension passed away at GMCH-32. An 83-year-old woman from Sector 20, a case of Type-2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension, expired at Cheema Medical Complex, Mohali.

Vaccination drive

As per the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive, as many as 2,198 people in the age group of 46-60 years received the first dose of the vaccine on April 28, while 1,379 senior citizens were also inoculated. Since March 1, a total of 52,632 people in the age group of 60 and above have been vaccinated, and the number for 45-60 years is 57,754. Till now, as many as 19,638 health care workers and 18,363 frontline workers have received the first dose.

Status of beds at PGIMER

Out of the total 337 dedicated Covid beds at PGI, 306 are occupied. Out of the 265 non-ICU beds oxygen beds, 241 are occupied and out of the 72 ICU beds, including those with ventilator, 65 are occupied, with five for paediatric ICU and two for surgical ICU.

Mohali: 888 cases, 8 deaths

As many as eight more virus-related deaths were reported in the district on Thursday, taking the tally of fatalities to 587. As many as 888 positive cases were also reported, increasing the total number in the district to 45,713 with 8,863 remaining active.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Girish Dayalan said that of the new cases, 326 were reported from Mohali (urban), 248 from Dhakoli, 123 from Kharar, 106 from Derabasssi, 48 from Gharuan, 14 from Banur, eight from Kurali, and three from Lalru.

The DC added that 774 patients also recovered from the infection and were discharged. A total of 36,263 patients have recovered so far.

The district has reported a total of 149 deaths this month, the highest number of fatalities so far.

Panchkula: 522 new cases, 7 deaths

As many as 552 people, including five healthcare workers, tested positive in Panchkula, on Thursday. Meanwhile as per the district bulletin, as many as seven covid related deaths were also reported. Almost 55 have tested positive in the past 10 days.

As per the covid deaths declared in the bulletin, a 43-year-old man from Raily, who had no comorbidity, a 31-year-old man, resident of Pinjore, who had no comorbidities, a 69-year-old man with diabetes, a resident of Sector 27, an 89-year-old man, a resident of Sector 12, who had no comorbidities, a 50-year-old woman, resident of Charnia, suffering from hypertension, a 74-year-old woman from Sector 4, suffering from hypertension and diabetes, and a 62-year-old woman from Manakpur who had no comorbidity succumbed to the disease.

Of the total 552 new cases, 407 were added to the district tally while the rest were added to the outside district count. As many as 17,964 people have recovered as yet. A total of 250 healthcare workers have been infected in Panchkula so far. As many as 52 have already tested positive in the past ten days. The active case tally, which crossed the 2000-mark April 17, stood at 2,554. Meanwhile, the recovery rate dropped down to 86.7 per cent.

A total of 28,482 cases have so far been reported from the district, of which 20,719 hail from Panchkula itself while the rest come from neighbouring districts. As many as 201 have also succumbed to the virus. The district has conducted 273,748 tests so far, of which 2,600 samples were taken on Wednesday.


Owing to a shortage of vaccines in the district for the past week, vaccination has remained slow. Only 1,528 persons received the jab on Thursday. Those vaccinated were 1,286 citizens, 60 frontline workers and 182 healthcare workers. As many as 1,39,619 people have received the vaccine as yet, including 11,453 healthcare workers, 16,245 frontline workers and 1,11,921 citizens.

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