20 fall prey to Covid, 942 positive in Ludhiana district

20 fall prey to Covid, 942 positive in Ludhiana district

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 16

Today, 942 persons tested positive in Ludhiana while 20 lost their life to the virus.

Total positive cases in the district have reached 75,795 while 1,720 have succumbed to Covid so far.

Today, 207 patients were admitted to government hospitals and 1,177 to private hospitals and 52 patients were on ventilator support.

There were 13,217 active patients in the district on Sunday. Those who lost their lives today include 10 men and 10 women who belonged to urban and rural parts of the district.

Restrictions to continue

  • With the state continuing to report high Covid positivity rate and case fatality rate (CFR) , Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday ordered extension of all existing restrictions up to May 31, with directions for strict enforcement of all guidelines. The curfew imposed in Ludhiana from 12 pm to 5 am next morning and weekend lockdown and other restrictions will also continue as earlier.

Meanwhile, coming forward for extending a helping hand to the administration, a local NGO, Nishkam Ration Sewa, on Sunday handed over five oxygen concentrators and personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to municipal councillor Mamta Ashu in a Covid care centre, established at Government Meritorious School, here.

Welcoming the initiative, the councillor said it was a service of humanity as in this war against the pandemic, contribution by every individual was valuable. “We will win the battle against the virus with the active support and cooperation of people of Ludhiana,” she said.

She said these oxygen concentrators and PPE Kits were of immense help for patients and frontline staff deployed on duty at the Covid care centre. The oxygen concentrators would reduce dependency on oxygen cylinders.

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