ADC (Jagraon) Covid-19 test positive
556 active patients in District Ludhiana at present
Ludhiana: Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder 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 556 active patients in the district at present.
During the tests conducted recently, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Jagraon) Mrs Neeru Katyal Gupta have been tested positive for Covid 19.
He said that sincere efforts are being made to keep people safe from Covid 19. He said that after the senior District Administration officials tested positive, all other officials who have come in direct contact with both these officers lately, have been advised home quarantine as a preventive measure. He informed that he himself came in contact with both these officers and his report has come out negative.
He further said that till date, a total of 39737 samples have been taken, out of which report of 38721 samples has been received, of 37306 samples is negative and report of 1016 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 1181, while 234 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately 28 people from Ludhiana and 27 from other districts have lost their lives.
He informed that till date, 15349 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 2318. Today, 227 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, 879 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.