Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, March 6
As many as 146 persons tested positive for Covid while two lost their lives in the district.
It was on October 5 last year that 160 cases were reported in the district and since then, today is the highest spike. The total positive cases from Ludhiana have gone to 27,724 while the death toll has reached 1,036.
Those who tested positive today include seven healthcare workers, seven teachers and two students. The teachers who tested today include three from the GSSS, Rasheen, a teacher from the GSSS, Noorpur Bet Sidhwan Bet, two teachers from GPS School, Barewal, and one teacher from SCD College for Boys. One student from GSSS Multipurpose School and a student from Bal Bharti School, Dugri, have also tested positive.
A total of 4,533 samples were collected today and reports of 2,966 are awaited.
Today, the active cases rose to 807 and 160 were home quarantined. Today, 10 patients were on the ventilator support, of which eight belong to Ludhiana district and two were from other districts.
Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, said it was the duty of people to follow safety measures. But as the time was passing, residents were becoming more careless and lenient in taking precautions. They should follow safety measures seriously.
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