Chandigarh tricity’s Covid cases touch 143 after 127 days
In further spike in Covid-19 cases, the tricity on Sunday recorded 143 fresh infections, up from 128 on Saturday and highest in the past 127 days.
Multiplying steadily for the past two weeks, the new cases on Sunday were second only to the 200 recorded on February 12.
Compared to 64 on Saturday, as many as 73 people tested positive in Chandigarh on Sunday, a first since 87 cases on February 12.
Mohali saw its case tally doubling from 23 to 46, lower only than 50 cases reported on February 16.
But the infections dropped from 41 to 24 in Panchkula in the past 24 hours.
Those found positive in Chandigarh are residents of Sectors 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 45, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 56 and 38 (West), Dadumajra, Daria, Dhanas, Maloya, Mauli Jagran, PGIMER campus and Ram Darbar.
The fresh cases took tricity’s active caseload from 613 to 666 between Saturday and Sunday.
With 322 positive patients now, Chandigarh’s active cases breached the 300 mark after four months. Mohali has 207 infected patients and Panchkula 137.
Hovering around 2% for several weeks, the daily positivity rate – proportion of samples that test positive – also shot up to 7.8% in Panchkula, 7% in Mohali and 5.92% in Chandigarh.
So far, 93,057 people have tested positive for Covid in Chandigarh. While 91,570 have recovered, 1,165 have died.
In Mohali, the case tally stands at 96,370, including 95,013 recoveries and 1,150 deaths.
As many as 44,651 people have been infected in Panchkula till date. Among them, 44,100 have been cured, but 414 have died.
While Safdarjung recorded only 2.7mm of rain through the day, moderate rainfall was recorded in south-west Delhi, with Palam receiving 33.3mm of rainfall till 5.30 pm, followed by 22.0mm at Ayanagar.
Urging the Union government to promote natural farming in the country, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday informed the NITI Aayog that the Haryana government has been taking steps to encourage farmers to switch from chemical farming to natural farming. The chief minister said that the state government is completely focused on promoting natural farming in the state and that farmers should also be encouraged for the same.
Tanu Sharma, deputy commissioner of police, Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi), said on June 6 this year, a passenger — Ravi Rameshbhai Chaudhary, who had an Indian passport and was deported from Kuwait via a flight — approached officials for immigration clearance on arrival. “The passenger was in possession of a fake or fabricated passport, according to immigration officials. He was arrested, and a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Passport Act was registered against him,” she said.
Union minister of ports, shipping and waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said the Modi government has focused on the importance of waterways by starting various projects. Addressing reporters here, Sonowal claimed that the previous governments had ignored the North-Eastern states but the BJP government has initiated several projects there. Sonowal, who was on a two-day visit to Rohtak, said the Enforcement Directorate is an independent agency and only “corrupt people” are afraid of its investigation.
The anti-narcotics cell has arrested a medical store owner in the Saraswati Nagar area allegedly with 5,482 banned intoxicant capsules and tablets, a spokesperson of tcell in-charge Rakesh Ranasaid on Sunday. The man was identified as Kapil Goyal, alias a local, Babbu, who was sent to jail, after being presented before a court, cell in-charge Rakesh Rana said.