Mission Fateh: 5636 samples for COVID-19 taken in Ludhiana district
Recovery rate of COVID-19 patients reaches at 87.61 per cent
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 1421 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 218 patients (185 new patients from district Ludhiana and 33 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours time.
He further said that till date, a total of 253334 samples have been taken, out of which report of 251345 samples have been received, of which 232133 samples were found negative while report of 1989 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 17159, while 2053 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 Muktsar, Gurdaspur, Bathinda, Fazilka and one belongs to Jammu & Kashmir State). 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, 42553 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 3960. Today, 284 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, 5636 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.