5106 samples for Covid-19 taken in Ludhiana district

5106 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 2167 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 412 patients (364 new patients from district Ludhiana and 48 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours.

He further said that till date, a total of 755127 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 754912 samples have been received, of which 718486 samples were found negative while reports of 215 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 28174, while 4996 patients belong to other districts/states.

He said that unfortunately, 11 patients lost their lives today ( 4 from district Ludhiana, 2 from Jalandhar  while one each from districts Fatehgarh Sahib, Nawanshahar, Sangrur, Ferozepur and Barnala).  Now,  the total number of persons who lost their lives including 1089 people from Ludhiana and 559 from other districts.

He informed that till date, 63002 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 3951. Today, 390 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, 5106 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.