4369 samples for Covid-19 taken in Ludhiana district

Recovery rate of Covid-19 patients reaches at 92.83 per cent 

4369 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 975 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 154 patients (122 new patients from district Ludhiana and 32 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours.

He further said that till date, a total of 704175 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 702439 samples have been received, of which 669832 samples were found negative while reports of 1736 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 28171, while 4436 patients belong to other districts/states.

He said that unfortunately, 4 patients lost their lives today (3 from district Ludhiana and 1 from district Jalandhar).  Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 1044 people from Ludhiana and 518 from other districts.

He informed that till date, 59322 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 2113. Today, 150 persons were sent for home quarantine.

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, 4369 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.