22 dead, 1,729 infected in biggest single-day surge in Ludhiana

22 dead, 1,729 infected in biggest single-day surge in Ludhiana

A sample being collected for the Covid test in Ludhiana. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 9

Today, in a highest single-day surge, 1,729 tested positive for Covid in the past 24 hours and the district also saw the highest death toll in a single day as 22 persons lost their lives today.

Till evening, 54 patients were on ventilator support of which 41 belong to Ludhiana and 13 were from other districts admitted to Ludhiana. Active cases from the district today reached 12,047. The case fatality rate of Ludhiana is 2.31 per cent. Total number of positive patients from Ludhiana have now reached 66,995 while 1,550 have succumbed to the virus.

Those who lost their lives today include nine men and 13 women. The deceased belonged to various urban and rural areas of Ludhiana.

Today, 198 positive patients from the district were admitted to government hospitals while 1,164 were admitted to private hospitals.

A total of 10,063 samples for Covid testing were collected and sent for testing while reports of 452 are awaited.

Civil Surgeon Kiran Gill has appealed to people to stay at home, frequently wash their hands, maintain social distancing and wear mask. She said these tough times would end soon with the cooperation of all.

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