2 students among 65 new cases in Ludhiana district

2 students among 65 new cases in Ludhiana district

A girl gives her sample for the Covid test in Ludhiana.

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 19

Sixtyfive persons tested positive for Covid today which includes a student each from MAM Public School, Samrala, and Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) in Chaunta. Earlier, from the GSSS, Chaunta, 30 students, a teacher and a peon have tested positive. As many as 111 samples have been collected from the school.

A healthcare worker (doctor) from Gopalpur has also tested positive today. However, no death was reported from the district.

At present, there are 396 active patients in the district.

A total of 6,44,151 samples have been taken, of which reports of 6,42,342 have been received. Of these, 6,11,693 samples were found negative while reports of 1,809 were pending. So far, the total number of positive cases related to Ludhiana is 26,553 while 4,096 cases belong to other districts or states.

Till date, 57,032 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 768. Today, 21 persons were sent for home quarantine.

As many as 2,579 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.

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