Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 15
As many as 1,132 persons tested positive for Covid while 18 patients suffering from the disease lost their lives in the past 24 hours. Total positive patients from district have now reached 74,853 while 1,700 people have succumbed to the virus since March 2020.
Those who lost their lives to coronavirus today belong to Railway Colony, GK Vihar, Dugri, Basti Jodhewal, Harcharan Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar, Khanna, Janta Nagar, Amarjit Colony, Amar Nagar, Subhash Nagar, Dhandra, Ram Nagar, Dugri and Haibowal Kalan.
Today, three healthcare workers, one pre-operative case and an undertrial also tested positive while 201, who are asymptomatic, are still untraceable.
At present, there are 12,832 active cases in the district. Of the 53 patients on ventilator support, 29 belong to Ludhiana district and 24 are from other districts.
Meanwhile, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Sanjay Talwar took stock of the arrangements at the MCH, Vardhman, and directed officials to leave no stone unturned to ensure that patients do not face any kind of problem.
He said there was no dearth of oxygen, vital medicines and others essentials with the administration and officials were working round the clock to facilitate patients. Maintaining suitable distancing, Talwar also went to meet patients undergoing treatment at the hospital.
The MLA appealed to people to fulfil their social responsibility by adhering to Covid protocols, including wearing face mask properly, maintaining social distance and observing hand hygiene. He said people must support the government in this war against invisible enemy and should obey the guidelines of the government imposed to curb the spread of the pathogen.
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