11 new Covid cases in Bapu Dham Colony, Chandigarh count 216

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Chandigarh, May 21: Eleven fresh corona cases have been reported from Chandigarh’s Bapu Dham Colony in Sector 26, taking the city count to 216.

Of the new cases, nine are from two households at different floors of one house  and the rest from another house.

In some relief, three contacts of a positive case of a rehabilitation colony in Dhanas have tested negative. One sample has to be repeated.

The total number of active cases in the city now stands at 77.

Meanwhile, the PGIMER sent home three people on Wednesday who recovered and they belong to Bapu Dham cluster.

Also, 45 asymptomatic patients, all from Bapu Dham, were also discharged in two batches as the PGIMER started discharging patients as per the new guidelines.

All the 45 patients have completed over two weeks of quarantine, but remained asymptomatic.

All of them have been shifted to an isolation centre for another seven days of quarantine considering the fact that proper isolation may not be a possible in their congested dwellings in Bapu Dham, the PGIMER said. With Agencies