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16 contract coronavirus in Chandigarh, tally rises to 218

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Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Sixteen more persons contracted coronavirus in Chandigarh on Thursday, taking the COVID-19 tally to 218 in the Union territory.

Among them, 12 persons were residents of Bapu Dham Colony, the worst affected area in the city, as per the medical bulletin.

A total of 3,369 samples have been tested so far with 3,125 samples coming out negative while the reports of 25 samples are awaited, as per the bulletin.

A total of 37 cases are active in the city, the bulletin stated.

So far, three persons have died of coronavirus in the city.

Meanwhile, UT Chandigarh Administrator V P Singh Badnore expressed grave concern over rising number of positive cases in Bapu Dham Colony.

It was decided to have a local sample collection centre in a school inside Bapu Dham Colony, so that more testing could be done, said an official release.

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First Published: Thu, May 21 2020. 22:10 IST