10002 samples for Covid-19 taken in Ludhiana district

Recovery rate of COVID-19 patients reaches at 81.26%

10002 samples for Covid-19 taken in Ludhiana district

Ludhiana: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today informed that under the “Mission Fateh” of the Punjab government, the number of COVID-19 patients getting cured in district Ludhiana is increasing with each passing day. He said that there are 11480 active patients in the district at present.

He said that sincere efforts are being made to keep people safe from Covid-19. He said that a total of 1515 patients (1386 new patients from district Ludhiana and 129 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours.

He further said that till date, a total of 1089671 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 1089146 samples have been received, of which 1010012 samples were found negative while reports of 525 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 69851, while 9283 patients belong to other districts/states.

He said that unfortunately, 43 patients lost their lives today (30 from district Ludhiana, 3 from Fatehgarh Sahib while one each from districts Moga, Hoshiarpur, Fazilka, Barnala, Muktsar, Patiala, Sangrur, state Delhi, Bihar and Jammu & Kashmir). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 1610 people from Ludhiana and 815 from other districts.
He said that whenever the District Administration and Health Department Ludhiana finds out about any positive or suspected COVID 19 person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 10002 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere all the safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently of the Punjab government to not only save themselves but keeping everyone around safe.