Mission Fateh: 14300 samples for Covid-19 taken in Ludhiana district

Recovery rate of COVID-19 patients reaches at 89.62%

Mission Fateh: 14300 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 6629 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 501 patients (438 new patients from district Ludhiana and 63 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours.

He further said that till date, a total of 1298579 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 1298186 samples have been received, of which 1205046 samples were found negative while reports of 393 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 82424, while 10716 patients belong to other districts/states. 

He said that unfortunately, 34 patients lost their lives today (20 from district Ludhiana, 3 from Sangrur, 2 from Jalandhar while one each from districts Hoshiarpur, Barnala, Pathankot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurdaspur, Patiala and 3 from state Haryana). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 1928 people from Ludhiana and 957 from other districts.

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, 14300 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.