8 more test positive in Chandigarh; total cases 67

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Chandigarh:  Eight more people were tested positive for coronavirus in Chandigarh on Wednesday, taking the total cases to 67.

Seven cases were reported from slum Bapu Dham Colony in Sector 26, the most affected pocket of the city with 22 cases, while one from Sector 38.

The other worst affected area is economically weaker section colony in Sector 30 that saw 14 cases. Both the areas have already been sealed.

The city on Tuesday saw 14 virus cases, the highest single-day spike.

Doctors and healthcare workers in city’s major hospitals — the PGI, the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 and Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 — were affected by the virus.

In the past four days, three doctors and two each of nursing staff and ward members were diagnosed positive from these hospitals.