Mission Fateh: 4198 samples for Covid-19 taken in Ludhiana district

Recovery rate of Covid-19 patients reaches at 89.07pc

Mission Fateh: 4198 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 1190 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 174 patients (151 new patients from district Ludhiana and 23 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours time.

He further said that till date, a total of 261062 samples have been taken, out of which report of 258884 samples have been received, of which 239289 samples were found negative while report of 2178 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 17482, while 2113 patients are related to other districts/states.

He said that unfortunately, 12 patients lost their lives today (9 from Ludhiana while one each from districts Jalandhar, Pathankot & Kapurthala). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 717 people from Ludhiana and 229 from other districts.

He informed that till date, 43172 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 4162. Today, 292 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, 4198 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.