A day after the Health Ministry warned of a spike in Covid-19 cases in the region, one death from the infection was reported on Monday. The last death from Covid-19 was reported in Mohali on May 26.
Officials once again reiterated the need for people to wear masks and follow the Covid-19 protocol to limit the spread of infection. This month alone, 144 cases have been reported in Mohali.
The total number of deaths due to Covid-19 is now 1,150 in the region.
According to the Ministry of Health, up to 14 positive cases were reported on Monday while eight patients were treated; A total of 354 samples were collected for testing. Officials said 103 active cases are in the area.
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As many as 96,177 positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the region so far.
Chandigarh management is asking people to wear masks, and take a precautionary dose
Amid fears of another wave of Covid-19, the Chandigarh administration on Monday issued an order directing people to adhere to the Covid safety protocol and to wear a mask in public places.
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The department also urged the public to get the full vaccination if they have not already done so and also to get the booster dose. In Chandigarh, as many as 25 cases of Covid-19 were reported and a positive rate of 3.58 per cent on Monday. A total of 209 cases are currently active. At PGI 9 Covid beds are occupied while 5 at GMCH-32 and 7 at GMSH-16 are occupied.
Chandigarh has seen a significant increase in Covid-19 cases in the past week. The administration has encouraged people to get their booster dose, and has also given directions to vaccinate children.
12 new Covid-19 cases in Panchkula
Up to 12 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the region on Monday, bringing the total to 58,496; No deaths were reported. Currently, there are 83 active cases in the area. About 63 samples were collected. A total of 414 deaths have been reported in the region.