Mission Fateh: 5079 samples for COVID-19 taken in Ludhiana district
Recovery rate of COVID-19 patients reaches at 86.83%
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 1537 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 231 patients (191 new patients from district Ludhiana and 40 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours time.
He further said that till date, a total of 247698 samples have been taken, out of which report of 245778 samples have been received, of which 226784 samples were found negative while report of 1920 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 16974, while 2020 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately, 12 patients lost their lives today (7 from Ludhiana while one each from districts Kapurthala, Moga, NawanShahar and 2 belongs to State Haryana). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 695 people from Ludhiana and 214 from other districts.
He informed that till date, 42267 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 4054. Today, 180 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, 5079 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. /(Sept 24)