2 students, 4 teachers +ve; 3 deaths in district

2 students, 4 teachers +ve; 3 deaths in district

A teacher gives his sample for Covid-19 test. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 27

Three patients lost their lives to Covid, while 62 persons tested positive for the virus in the district today.

The total positive patients have gone to 27,053, while the death toll now is 1,029.

Today’s positive cases included two students and four teachers. The students belong to Government Senior Secondary School, Mullanpur. The teachers who tested positive are from Government School, Pakhowal, GADVASU College, Government School Bhamudi and BCM School, Shastri Nagar.

A staff nurse of the Dayanad Medical College and Hospital also tested positive.

The three persons who lost their lives today were all males and in the age group 60-80. The patients had been admitted to the Dayanad Medical College and Hospital, Christian Medical College & Hospital and Khanna Nursing Home.

The active patients from the district have now gone to 553 and today, 64 people were home quarantined.

Today three patients were on ventilator support, out of which one belonged to Ludhiana district and two to other districts.

The total number of samples collected till date are 6,64,000, while the reports of 1,860 are awaited.

Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents of the district to follow all Covid safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently to ward off this disease.

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