34 more infected with dengue in Chandigarh tricity
Though the dengue cases have started ebbing in Mohali and Panchkula with a dip in temperature, Chandigarh is still reporting over 20 cases daily. A total of 34 fresh infections of dengue were reported in the tricity on Friday with Chandigarh reporting 22 cases followed by seven infections in Mohali and only five in Panchkula. The tricity’s fresh dengue count was 38 on Thursday.
After a peak of dengue infections in October, the fresh cases are now ebbing daily with a dip in temperature as the climate conditions are not suitable for aedes mosquitoes to breed. However, no death was reported in any of the three jurisdictions on Friday.
For this year, Mohali’s dengue count has now gone up to 3,732, with the death count being at 37. Chandigarh has recorded 1,336 cases so far, besides three fatalities. Panchkula’s case tally stands at 843, with one death so far this year.
18 fresh Covid infections in tricity
When dengue cases are dipping in the tricity, the daily Covid-19 infection tally is increasing. As many as 18 fresh infections were reported on Friday against six cases on Thursday. Ten people were tested positive in Mohali while four infections each were reported from Chandigarh and Panchkula.
So far in November, Mohali has reported two Covid-related fatalities while no death has been reported in Chandigarh and Panchkula. On Friday too, no fatality was reported in the tricity.
Tricity’s active cases tally stands at 84, with 46 patients still being infected in Mohali, 27 in Chandigarh, and 11 in Panchkula.
Chandigarh has so far reported 65,398 positive cases, of which 64,551 have been cured and 820 have died. In Mohali, the total cases recorded to date are 68,905. Among these, 67,789 patients have recovered and 1,070 have died. Panchkula’s caseload of 30,793 includes 30,403 recoveries and 379 casualties.
The monsoon's arrival in Delhi has been delayed, with rains not predicted to begin for another few days after it was initially predicted that it will keep arrive by its usual onset date of June 27. Showers are expected from Wednesday, and conditions are favourable for monsoon clouds to sweep in over northwest India, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. The southwest monsoon usually arrives at the capital on June 27.
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday laid foundation stones of projects worth ₹112 crore in Bilaspur district on Monday. Addressing a meeting at Ghawandal Chowk, the CM announced that a government degree college will be opened at Swarghat in Naina Devi assembly segment. The CM said the government will take over Shakti Senior Secondary School, Naina Devi and open a Primary Education Block office in Naina Devi.
With the monsoon likely to hit Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department has issued a four-day yellow alert for heavy rainfall coupled with thunderstorms in 10 districts of the state, barring Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti. Shimla meteorological centre director Surender Paul said, “Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds blowing at a speed of 30- 40km/hr are expected in the hill state between June 28 and July 1.”
From history sheeters to an engineer, cricket organiser, transporter, railway clerk, and income tax officer around 171 people from different walks of life have been arrested in the Himachal Pradesh constable recruitment case so far, officials said on Monday. Director general of police Sanjay Kundu said the 171 persons arrested include 116 candidates, fathers of nine candidates, and 46 agents, of which 21 were from the hill state, while 25 were from other states.
In a major health-infrastructure boost for Mohali, the AAP-led Punjab government in its maiden budget on Monday announced another super-specialty medical institute for the district. Finance minister Harpal Singh Cheema, while presenting the Punjab budget, also said the Punjab government aimed to make Mohali a hub of industry and information technology. As announced, the Punjab government will set up the state-of-the-art “Punjab Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences” at Mohali.