Covid-19 Pandemic

11 succumb to virus, 324 catch infection in Ludhiana

11 succumb to virus, 324 catch infection in Ludhiana

Closed gates at Durgapuri that has been declared a containment zone. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, September 14

There is no let-up in rising Covid cases in the district. Today, 324 persons tested positive while 11 lost their lives to the virus.

The deceased include six men and five women. The deceased belong to BRS Nagar, Guru Arjun Dev Nagar, Dhandra Road, Samrala, Kitchlu Nagar, Dhandari Kalan, Basti Jodhewal, Kakowal Road, Durgapuri and Urban Estate Dugri. They had co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease and tumour.

As many as 99 patients were referred from flu corners, 80 from OPDs and 34 were identified as contacts of Covid patients. The fresh infections include 11 healthcare workers.

Meanwhile, panic gripped residents of the Durgapuri area after it was declared a containment zone. The area from gali number 1 to 19 was sealed after 17 cases and one death were reported from the area.

The police asked the shopkeepers to put up shutters and sealed the entrances to the area.

A local resident said they learnt two days ago that the area had been declared a containment zone but it was only today that the department sealed the street.

Earlier, residents from other containment zones had complained that no restrictions were being ensured in their areas.

A senior official from the Health Department said they had sealed the area for 14 days and the local residents had been placed under quarantine. “Only essential services will be allowed and nobody will be allowed to move out of his house,” he said.

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