19 deaths; 1,320 fresh cases in Ludhiana

19 deaths; 1,320 fresh cases in Ludhiana

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 14

On Friday, 1,320 persons tested positive for Covid while 19 lost their lives to the virus. Total confirmed cases from Ludhiana so far have reached 73,721 while the death toll has mounted to 1,682 since the outbreak of the contagion.

Active cases in the district today reached 12,586. There were 57 patients on ventilator support in hospitals today, of which 36 belong to Ludhiana and 21 to other districts.

Those who lost their lives today included 10 men and nine women from Shivpuri, Malak, Giaspura, Dholan, Sunder Nagar, Hargobind Nagar, Gahour, Bhadaur-ke-Road, Bhiani Sahib, Baddowal, Ghudani Khurd, Khanna, Sanjay Gandhi Colony, Gill Road, Dhandra, Basant Avenue, Shimlapuri, Tajpur Road and Haibowal Kalan.

A total of 15,180 samples were collected in the district today.

Meanwhile, the team of the mass media wing of the Health Department today sensitised public in different parts of the city to precationary measures for the prevention of the virus and new curfew restrictions.

The team went to various parts of the city and made people aware of wearing mask, social distancing and washing hands. It visited shops and told shopkeepers that social distancing was important in preventing the virus. They were warned not to gather too much people in shops and not to allow persons sans masks to enter their shops.

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