Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 8
No death was reported for the third consecutive day, while 41 persons tested positive for Covid in the district today.
The total positive cases in the district now are 25,012, while 969 persons have lost their lives so far.
- Till date, 55,332 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 932. Today, 37 persons were sent for home quarantine.
According to the Health Department, till date, a total of 5,54,546 samples have been taken, out of which the reports of 5,52,338 samples have been received, of which 5,23,578 samples were found negative, while the reports of 2,208 samples were pending.
Till date, 55,332 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 932. Today, 37 persons were sent for home quarantine.
Third Sero survey in dist
The third sero survey is being held in the district. Samples were collected for three days, starting Wednesday and the process finished on Friday. The samples of health care workers are also being collected in the survey. A team of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) collected the samples to find herd immunity.
On the first day, five areas were visited by the team which included Payal, Pakhowal, Maloud from where 200 samples were collected and in addition, 50 samples each were collected from Sub-Divisional Hospital, Khanna, and Sanhewal Community Health Centre. On the second day, ward numbers 12, 21, 51, 65 and Baddowal were visited by the team and 200 samples were collected. Random sampling was being done by the team.
Meanwhile, in the second sero survey, the presence of antibodies to fight Covid in the urban population was found to be more compared to the rural population.
The survey was conducted from November 17-20. While 90 per cent urban population showed the presence of antibodies, in rural areas, antibodies were present in just 17-50 per cent people.
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