After hiatus of 4 days, 5 corona cases in Chandigarh


Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) After a hiatus of four days, five coronavirus cases in two families were reported in the city on Monday, spiking the total cases to 196.

All the five cases were reported from the packed-to-the gills Bapu Dham locality from where 127 of the total 196 COVID-19 patients were reported — 64 per cent of the total cases and 89 per cent of active patients.

Three patients were of one family. All five were family contacts of the previous cases and were asymptomatic, a government statement said.

Chandigarh Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore said the full concentration is to prevent the community spread in Bapu Dham in Sector 26, which houses nearly 60,000 people, largely economically weaker sections and slum dwellers.

The city has recorded three deaths so far.

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