Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 11
Today, 1,386 persons tested positive for Covid while for the second consecutive day 30 patients lost their lives to the virus. Total positive cases have now reached 69,851 while 1,610 have lost their lives so far.
Today, 53 persons were on ventilator support, of which 37 belong to Ludhiana and 16 from other districts are admitted here.
Active cases from the district today reached 11,480. Today, five healthcare workers and an undertrial also tested positive and 302 are still being traced.
Those who lost their lives today include 21 men and nine women and they belong to both urban and rural areas of the district.
Meanwhile, the team of the mass media wing of the Health Department today sensitised the public in different parts of the city to precationary measures for the prevention of the Covid pandemic and new rules of curfew.
Today, the mass media team of the department went to different parts of the city and sensitised people to wearing masks, social distancing and hand washing. The team visited shops and their owners were warned not to gather too much people in shops and not to allow unmasked person to enter their establishments. If more people enter the shop, social distancing should be followed.
Besides, the team through the public address system, at major intersections, made people aware about the pandemic and how to prevent it. Misconceptions among people about the disease were also dispelled.
Vaccination centres to be shifted
It has been decided to shift vaccination centres from those hospitals where vaccination and sampling is going side by side as there is fear of spreading the infection due to large gatherings.
Today, a total of 10,348 persons were vaccinated which includes only 145 persons in the 18-44 years’ category (construction workers).
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