Mission Fateh:   1996 samples for Covid-19 taken in Ludhiana district

Recovery rate of Covid-19 patients reaches at 94.94 per cent 

Mission Fateh:   1996 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 296 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 32 patients (26 new patients from district Ludhiana and 6 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours.

He further said that till date, a total of 570870 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 569489 samples have been received, of which 540408 samples were found negative while reports of 1381 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 25265, while 3816 patients belong to other districts/states.

He said that unfortunately, 1 patient lost their lives today (from district Jalandhar).  Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 980 people from Ludhiana and 466 from other districts.

He informed that till date, 55734 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 792. Today, 65 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, 1996 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.