Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, June 7
As many as 135 persons tested positive for Covid, while six persons lost their lives to the virus in the district today. Those who tested positive include an expectant mother and a healthcare worker, while 32 patients are still being traced.
The total confirmed positive cases from Ludhiana reached 85,589, while 2,035 patients have lost their lives so far. There are 2,238 active cases in the district at present. A total of 81,316 patients have recovered in the district so far.
Four men and two women lost their lives. The deceased belong to Satjot Nagar, Galwaddi village, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Khatra village, Salem Tabri and Model Town.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and municipal councillor Mamta Ashu dedicated an advanced life support ambulance to the people of Ludhiana at Civil Hospital here.
Thanking Avon Cycles Chairman and MD Onkar Singh Pahwa for donating Rs 32 lakh for preparing an ultra-modern hi-tech ambulance, an electronic mortuary van, and 15 oxygen concentrators, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and councillor Mamta Ashu said the ambulance would meet the increased demand for transportation of patients with an advanced life support system.
They said the ambulance has facilities of ventilators, air-conditioning, ECG, oxygen machine, defibrillator and infusion system, suction pump, stretcher, oximeters and first-aid kit.
Anyone can contact on 95015-00101 and 95015-00102 for the services of the ambulance, they said.
Meanwhile, at a solemn occasion at a local restaurant, representatives of Khalsa Aid, Hemkunt Foundation and A Little Happiness Foundation received five oxygen concentrators each from of the representative of the India Business Council.
Black fungus patient dies
A patient of black fungus, belonging to Ludhiana district, lost his life on Monday. Total 13 patients — five from Ludhiana district and eight from other districts — have lost their lives.
Three more patients were diagnosed with black fungus. One is from Ludhiana and two from other districts.
Total 97 confirmed patients of black fungus have been detected at various city hospitals and 49 are active patients.
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