Mission Fateh: 3984 samples for COVID-19 taken in Ludhiana district
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 339 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 71 patients (54 new patients from district Ludhiana and 17 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours time.
He further said that till date, a total of 348193 samples have been taken, out of which report of 346495 samples have been received, of which 324320 samples were found negative while report of 1698 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 19606, while 2569 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately, 3 patients lost their lives today (one each from Ludhiana, Ropar and Nawanshahar ). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 818 people from Ludhiana and 297 from other districts.
He informed that till date, 46008 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 1677. Today, 120 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, 3984 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 to keeping everyone around safe.