Two more succumb to Covid in Chandigarh, toll reaches 45
Two more people succumbed to coronavirus, taking the death toll to 45 in Chandigarh on Friday.
Also, with 160 people testing positive, the total count has reached 3,724. As many as 1,090 cases (30%) have surfaced in the past one week.
Among those who died is a 84-year-old man from Sector 22, who was also suffering from coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. He died following acute respiratory distress syndrome with cardiorespiratory arrest at a private hospital in Mohali.
A 58-year-old man from Mauli Jagran is the other fatality. He had acute kidney injury, alcoholic liver disease and pneumonitis and died a the PGIMER.
Like the two of them, 39 other patients who have died so far had comorbidities, and only four were not diagnosed with any other disease.
Meanwhile, 130 patients were also discharged on Friday, taking the number of those cured to 2,107. There are 1572 active cases in the city.
In good news for animal lovers, Bengaluru authorities have decided against a ban on pets at the city's Cubbon Park. PC Mohan, who is a BJP Lok Sabha MP from Bengaluru (Central), tweeted: “Held a meeting with minister for horticulture Shri Munirathna concerning a proposal to prohibit entry of pet dogs into Bengaluru's Cubbon Park. Horticulture department temporarily blocks the ban on pets. Minister assured me that he would look into this matter."
The Minto Road rail underbridge in central Delhi is frequently in the news when it rains in the national capital - because it gets completely flooded. Earlier this year, though, the Delhi government said it was 'ready to combat waterlogging on a war footing', deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia told news agency PTI.
Gurugram: With monsoon expected to hit the state in the next 24 to 48 hours, the district administration on Wednesday assigned 16 senior officials to oversee monsoon preparedness and prevent waterlogging in their respective jurisdictions. The administration has given Vishram Kumar Meena, additional deputy commissioner, Gurugram, the overall charge of the district to manage the situation during the monsoon.
Gurugram: A 32-year-old woman allegedly died by suicide because she was depressed after her husband died in a road accident in Gurugram a month ago, police said on Wednesday. Police said that the woman was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the hall of her rented accommodation in Sector 11, Gandhi Nagar on Wednesday morning. The woman's family told them she was depressed and was undergoing a financial crisis.
Gurugram: The Haryana Water Resources Authority and the state irrigation department identified that 104 of the 217 villages in Gurugram are severely groundwater stressed, and termed them as “overexploited”, officials said on Wednesday, adding that in total,1,948 villages of the 7,287 in the state are severely groundwater stressed, while 1,093 are moderately groundwater stressed. Farrukhnagar and Sohna's situation is relatively better as they have only seven and six overexploited villages (respectively).