7 dead, 446 test positive in Ludhiana

5 health workers, 7 teachers & three pupils among new cases

7 dead, 446 test positive in Ludhiana

A man gives a sample for the Covid test. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 4

A total of 446 persons tested positive for Covid today while seven succumbed to the virus. Such a sudden spike was noticed last year in September, when 462 people had tested positive for Covid in a day.

Those who lost their lives were in the age group of 40-80 years and include five females and two males. The deceased belong to Civil Lines, Rajguru Nagar, Model Town, Dugri, Prem Nagar, Karamsar Colony and LIG Colony. Four patients were admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh.

The positive cases today include five healthcare workers, four pre-operative cases, seven teachers and three students. The teachers who tested positive include two teachers from GNE College, one teacher from Manav Rachna International School Dugri, one teacher from PAU, one teacher from Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy, one teacher from BCM School Shastri Nagar and one teacher from Arya College. Three students who tested positive are from GNE College.

Till date, a total of 80,8740 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 80,8415 samples have been received, of which 76,6758 samples were found negative while reports of 325 samples were pending. The total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 35,983, while 5,674 patients belong to other districts/states.

Till date, 68,672 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 5,989. Today, 501 persons were sent for home quarantine.

Whenever the district administration and the Health Department finds out about any positive or suspected Covid-19 person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 4263 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere all the safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently of the Punjab government to not only save themselves but keeping everyone around safe.

Adhere to safety protocols, says DC

  • Those who lost their lives were in the age group of 40-80 years and include five females and two males. The deceased belong to Civil Lines, Rajguru Nagar, Model Town, Dugri, Prem Nagar, Karamsar Colony and LIG Colony. Four patients were admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh.
  • DC Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to residents to follow all safety protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and washing hands frequently to not only save themselves but keeping everyone around safe.