Mission Fateh: 4335 samples for covid-19 taken in Ludhiana district
Recovery rate of Covid-19 patients reaches at 92.74pc
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 587 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 120 patients (98 new patients from district Ludhiana and 22 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours time.
He further said that till date, a total of 315982 samples have been taken, out of which report of 314248 samples have been received, of which 292757 samples were found negative while report of 1734 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 19040, while 2451 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately, 8 patients lost their lives today (2 from Pathankot, while one each from district Ludhiana, Ropar, Muktsar Sahib, Ferozepur, Fatehgarh Sahib and Jammu & Kashmir State). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 791 people from Ludhiana and 288 from other districts.
He informed that till date, 45089 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 2335. Today, 118 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, 4335 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.