6 deaths; 245 +ve in Ludhiana

Fifty six students, five teachers among positive cases

6 deaths; 245 +ve in Ludhiana

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 16

Six patients lost their life, while 245 persons tested positive for Covid in the district today.

The positive cases today included a total of 56 students, out of whom 49 belong to Government Senior Secondary School, Bhundri. In addition, five teachers tested positive.

Big Surge in covid-19 cases in past 5 days

  • March 16 245
  • March 15 226
  • March 14 197
  • March 13 180
  • March 12 133

Cases from schools at a glance

  • 165 schools
  • 14,354 samples collected
  • 312 students and 153 teachers with staff have tested positive so far

Till now, a total of 71 students and four teachers from the GSSS, Bhundri, have tested positive. A total of 312 students and 153 teachers, along with staff members, have tested positive from Ludhiana district since the reopening of the schools.

Forty nine students from Government Senior Secondary School, Bhundari, one from GNE College, one from Aurbindo College, Jhande, one from GSSS Kohara, one from GSSS Sahibana and three from GTB Nursing College tested positive today.

One teacher from Kindergarten Model Town, one from DAV University Jalandhar, one from PCTE Baddowal, one from GPS Cheeniwal and one from GSSS Sahibana tested positive today.

In addition, one traveller from Dubai tested positive.

Those who lost their lives today were aged between 50-60 and belonged to Kakowal Road, Sarih village, Gill village, Issa Nagri, Aman Nagar Jalandhar Byepass and Sarabha. Those who lost their lives were five males and one female.

The total number of positive cases from Ludhiana has now reached 29,304 and the death toll has gone to 1,060.

Meanwhile, in view of the increasing cases of Covid, the awareness teams of Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, today sanitised shop owners of densely populated markets of the city to make sure that all shopkeepers were following the Covid protocol to curb the virus spread in district.

Dr Sukhjiwan Kakkar, Civil Surgeon, said shopkeepers get in touch with hundereds of people on a daily basis and have close contact with people who roam in market, also they exchange goods and money which exposes them to virus more than anybody else. He said it was also seen that people were not paying heed to directions given by the Health Department, which was a matter of concern.

He laid stress on putting of masks, washing hands and maintaining adequate social distance for the benefit of all.

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