578 covid-19 active patients in District Ludhiana at present

People should follow all directions and stay indoors: DC

578 covid-19 active patients in District Ludhiana at present
Mr Varinder Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana.

Ludhiana: Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Sharma today informed that there are 578 active patients in the district at present and they are undergoing treatment at different government hospitals.
    He said 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 further said that till date, a total of 37731 samples have been taken, out of which report of 36772 samples has been received, of 35481 samples is negative and report of 959 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 1070, while 221 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately 25 people from Ludhiana and 26 from other districts have lost their lives. 
    He informed that till date, 14785 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 2631. Today, 163 persons were sent for home quarantine.
    He said 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, 806 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.
    Mr Sharma appealed to the residents to follow all directions of the Punjab government and if they would stay indoors, they would not only stay safe themselves, but would also contribute in keeping everyone around safe.