Two dead in Mohali, Covid-19 cases breach 500 mark – Hindustan Times

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Two dead in Mohali, Covid-19 cases breach 500 mark – Hindustan Times


District’s death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 11 with two men succumbing to the virus on Saturday.

Mohali also confirmed 21 fresh cases, causing the district count to breach the 500 mark.

Of the 513 confirmed cases now, 318 have recovered and 11 have succumbed to the virus. The district has 185 active cases.

Among those dead is a 43-year-old man from Preet Colony, Zirakpur. He traded in building construction material. “He had diabetes and was also suffering from typhoid,” said Dr Manjit Singh, civil surgeon, Mohali. The patient was under treatment at GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

The other deceased, an 82-year-old man from Kharar, breathed his last at PGIMER, Chandigarh. He was admitted there with acute hypertension and tested positive thereafter.

Private hospital sealed

The fresh cases on Saturday included seven staff members of Sohana Eye and Super Specialty Charitable Hospital, Sector 77.

Health authorities declared the hospital a containment zone and sealed the e

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