No death; 30 +ve cases reported in Ludhiana

No death; 30 +ve cases reported in Ludhiana

A person gives his sample for Covid testing.

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 7

Thirty persons tested positive with no death reported for Covid in the district today. With this, the total number of positive persons has risen to 24,971, while 969 people have lost their lives so far in the district.

Today three patients were on ventilator support and all of them belonged to other districts.

Two health care workers tested positive on Thursday, while the tracing of six persons was in progress. Six were contacts of positive people, six were referred from the OPDs, nine were from flu corners and one was an SARI patient.

Presently, there are 276 active cases in the district. Till now, 55,295 people have been home quarantined and at present, 950 are active and today 49 people were home quarantined.

The results of 1,805 samples are awaited.

The Health Department and the district administration have appealed to the residents to follow all directions regarding coronavirus protocol and guidelines.

Civil Hospital Covid beds now 40

Meanwhile, keeping in view the decrease in the number of Covid cases, the isolation facility at the Civil Hospital has been decreased to 40 beds. During the time when the district was facing a high load of Covid cases, a 150-bedded isolation ward was set up at the hospital. Even the OPD and Emergency services were shifted to the ESI Hospital which have now been shifted back to the Civil Hospital. Now, surgeries have also been started at the Civil Hospital. A total of 71 beds were there in the isolation ward which have now been reduced to 40. Now, the Civil Hospital has 16 beds for Level III as earlier and beds for Level II have been decreased to 24 from 55.

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