Chandigarh experiences file 838 new COVID-19 infections

Today News Online Service
Chandigarh, April 23

Chandigarh recorded 828 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a health bulletin from the UT administration showed on Friday—the highest the union territory has reported since it saw its first case in March last year.

Three people died of the infection, taking the UT’s death toll to 430.

The union territory now has 4,622 active cases—a 154 per cent rise since the beginning of the month.  For comparison, Chandigarh reported an exponential 765 per cent rise in active cases in March.

The rising cases led the Chandigarh administration to impose restrictions on movement—first a night curfew and then a weekend lockdown. The latter, which was announced last Friday, was called off earlier in the day.     

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