17 more fall prey to Covid in Ludhiana district

1,404 test positive; six health workers, cop among infected

17 more fall prey to Covid in Ludhiana district

A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 2

Today, 1,404 persons tested for Covid and 17 lost their lives to the virus. Total active cases in the district have reached 9,870.

Total positive cases in the district since March 2020 are 57,690 while 1,410 have lost their lives so far.

Varinder Kumar Sharma, DC

Adhere to all safety protocols such as wearing mask, maintaining social distancing and washing hands frequently to not only save yourselves but also those around you.

Those who tested positive today include six healthcare workers, a policeman and two international travellers while 321 are still untraceable.

Those who lost their lives include eight men and nine women who belonged to the Tajpur Road, Subhash Nagar, Ram Nagar, Gaushala Road, near Jyoti Model School, Jandiali village, Noorwala Road, Sunder Nagar, Madhopuri, Prem Nagar, Abdullapur Basti, Azad Nagar, Mundian Kalan, Phullanwal, Giaspura, Barewal Road and Tibba Road areas.

According to the Health Department, till date, a total of 10,03,033 samples have been taken, of which reports of 10,02,636 samples have been received. Of these, 9,36,771 were found negative while reports of 397 samples were pending.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to residents to adhere to all safety protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and washing hands frequently of the state government to not only save themselves but keeping everyone around safe

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