COVID-19 Pandemic

2 more Covid deaths; 60 infected

Five undertrials at the Central Jail, 4 healthcare workers among fresh cases

2 more Covid deaths; 60 infected

A road blocked in a containment zone of Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet verma

Manav Mander

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 3

Two more persons from Ludhiana district died of Covid-19 today, taking the toll to 24. The district once again witnessed a surge in cases with 60 persons testing positive in a day.

One of the persons who lost his battle to Covid was a 62-year-old man from the Field Ganj area. He was admitted to the DMCH on June 27. He was also suffering from a coronary artery disease and had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). He was also a type 2 diabetic, a frequent co-morbidity among patients undergoing CABG. 

Figures of Ludhiana district

  • Samples 35,864
  • Negative 33,504
  • Positive 960
  • Death 24

The other person who succumbed to Covid was a 68-year-old woman from a colony situated near bus stand in Ludhiana. She was admitted to the Fortis hospital, Mohali.

Biggest spike of 60 cases in a day

Four healthcare workers have tested positive. They include two women from private hospitals and a man from Dugri who worked as a billing supervisor in a private hospital.

Many contacts of positive patients have been found infected at Phagala village, Jaswant Nagar, Mundian Kalan, Shimlapuri, Passi Nagar on Pakhowal Road, Vikas Nagar, Urban Estate of Dugri, Sirthala village, Basti Jodhewal, Sun City in Khanna, Goslan Tehsil village in Khanna and Friends Colony Model Gram.

Six persons with travel history also tested positive today. They are from Giaspura, Ram Nagar at Dholewal, Inder Nagar Jain Colony on Daba Road and from Manjit Nagar in Ludhiana.

Two pregnant women from Doraha and Islam Ganj have also tested positive.

Most cases reported today had symptoms of influenza-like illness. They are from Dholewal, Jamalpur, New Partap Nagar, Railway Colony, New Shimlapuri, GK Estate on Bhamian Road, Basti Jodhewal, Gurpal Nagar on Daba Road, Tibba Road, Panj Peer Road and Bihari Colony.

503 active cases in dist

Today 204 people were sent for home quarantine and the number of active home quarantine cases is 2,702. There are a total of 503 active cases in Ludhiana district.