Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 19
One person lost his life to Covid, while 49 tested positive for the deadly virus in the district today.
The total positive cases in the district are now 25,361, while 984 persons have lost their lives to the virus since March. At present, the district has 258 active cases, while 39 people were home quarantined today.
The person who lost his life today was a 45-year-old male from New Deep Nagar.
He was admitted to the DMCH and did not have any co-morbidity.
Those who tested positive today included 17 referred from the OPDs, 19 from flu corners, six contacts of positive persons, one healthcare worker, while the tracing of six was on.
According to the Health Department, till date, a total of 5,76,776 samples have been taken, out of which the reports of 5,75,913 samples have been received. Of these, 5,46,715 samples were found negative, while the reports of 1,889 samples were pending. The total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 25,361, while 3,837 patients belong to other districts/states.
Till date, 55,855 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 820. Today, 39 persons were sent for home quarantine.
A total of 2,107 samples of the suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results were expected shortly.
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere to all safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently for everyone’s safety.
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