Mission Fateh: 576 active patients in District Ludhiana at present

40 new cases reported in district in last 24 hours

Mission Fateh: 576 active patients in District Ludhiana at present
Mr Varinder Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana.

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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 576 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 40 new patients have tested positive in last 24 hours time.
He further said that till date, a total of 41286 samples have been taken, out of which report of 39785 samples has been received, of 38273 samples is negative and report of 1501 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 1271, while 241 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately 30 people from Ludhiana and 27 from other districts have lost their lives. 
He informed that till date, 15715 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 2354. Today, 308 persons were sent for home quarantine.
He said that whenever District Administration and Health Department Ludhiana finds out that about any positive or suspected COVID 19 person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 871 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 in keeping everyone around safe.
LOCKDOWN ONLY ON SUNDAY
Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Sharma clarified that as per the directions of the Punjab government, now, the lockdown is for only Sunday. He said that the shops can remain open as usual on Saturday, but on Sunday’s, only shops of essential commodities would be allowed to open.