Mission Fateh: 1743 samples for Covid-19 taken in Ludhiana district

Recovery rate of Covid-19 patients reaches at 94.82 per cent 

Mission Fateh: 1743 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 315 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 31 patients (26 new patients from district Ludhiana and 5 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours.

He further said that till date, a total of 543482 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 541858 samples have been received, of which 513272 samples were found negative while reports of 1624 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 24870, while 3716 patients belong to other districts/states.

He said that unfortunately, 2 patients lost their lives today (1 from district Moga and 1 from Hoshiarpur).  Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 968 people from Ludhiana and 451 from other districts.

He informed that till date, 55098 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 1151. Today, 59 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, 1743 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.