3 fall prey; 27 +ve in Ludhiana district

3 fall prey; 27 +ve in Ludhiana district

A woman gives her sample for Covid test in Ludhiana. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 12

Three patients died due to coronavirus, while 27 persons tested positive for it in the district today.

The total positive cases in the district reached 25,144, while 976 persons have lost their lives so far.

Those who fell prey to coronavirus today included a 70-year-old woman from Ghumar Mandi who was admitted to Deep Hospital. She was also a patient of hypertension and was asthmatic.

Two males, aged 86 and 71, also lost their lives today and belonged to Jagraon and Sidhwan Bet village, respectively. Both were patients of hypertension.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that under the “Mission Fateh” of the Punjab Government, the number of Covid patients getting cured in Ludhiana district was increasing with each passing day. He said there were 293 active patients in the district at present.

Till date, a total of 5,62,753 samples had been taken, out of which the reports of 5,61,739 samples had been received, of which 5,32,813 samples were found negative, while the reports of 1,014 samples were pending. He said now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 25,144, while 3,782 patients belonged to other districts/states.

According to the Health Department, till date, 55,519 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons was 900. Today, 53 persons were sent for home quarantine.

Civil Surgeon Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar appealed to the residents to adhere to all safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently to not only save themselves but also to keep those around them safe.

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