Mohali / Panchkula
Tricity’s Covid-19 cases continued to rise for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday, with 88 people tested positive for the virus, up from 76 the previous day.
The number of Saturdays was the highest since the 94 cases on February 17, 114 days ago.
Chandigarh’s number rose from 35 to 37, while Panchkula recorded 30 cases, compared to 19 the previous day. In Mohali, 21 people were infected, down from 22 on Friday.
The infected persons in Chandigarh are Sector 7, 15, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 32, 33, 34, 39, 43, 49, 51, 55, 56 and 63, Hallomajra, Industrial Area, Maloya, Manimajra, Mauli Jagaran, PGIMER Campus, Raipur Khurd and Ram Darbar.
In Mohali, 13 cases were reported in different parts of Mohali, five in Kharar and three in Dera Bassi. With this, active cases of Tricity have crossed 300. Of the 336 positive patients, 174 are in Chandigarh, 88 in Mohali and 74 in Panchkula.
Dr Suman Singh, Director of Chandigarh Health Services, who warned residents about the sudden increase in cases, said, “Over the past two days, cases have been on the rise in Chandigarh and other states. We need to be more cautious, as any gratification can invoke a surge once again. During the height of the third wave in January, the number of daily cases is suddenly doubling. People should adopt covidine-appropriate behavior and get vaccinated quickly, especially with a booster dose.