124 samples sent for testing today
53 persons put under home quarantine today, people should follow all directions of health department: deputy commissioner
Ludhiana: Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal today informed that whenever District Administration and Health Department Ludhiana finds out that about any positive or suspected COVID 19 person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 124 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. At present, results of 250 samples are pending.
He informed that the number of patients getting cured is increasing with each passing day and with the efforts of health department, the total number of cured patients have reached 131. He urged the residents to follow all directions of the Punjab government and health department and if they would stay indoors, they would not only stay safe themselves, but would also contribute in keeping everyone around safe.
Mr Agrawal informed that till date, a total of 5593 samples have been taken, out of which report of 5343 has been received, report of 5085 samples is negative and report of 250 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 178, while 80 patients are related to other districts/states. He said that unfortunately 7 people from Ludhiana and 5 from other districts have lost their lives. He informed that till date, 5934 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 2659. Today, 53 persons were sent for home quarantine.