Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 25
Twentyseven persons tested positive for Covid today while no death was reported for the second consecutive day. Now, there are 25,556 confirmed cases in the district while 992 have lost their lives so far.
Highest number of health workers vaccinated
Today, 2,405 healthcare workers were given the jab in the district. There were 32 session sites for the vaccination.
Civil Surgeon Sukhjeevan Kakkar said till date 9,653 healthcare workers had been administered the Covid-19 vaccination in the district, which was the highest number in any district of the state.
He said in the first phase, only healthcare workers of both government and private hospitals were being administered the vaccine. The vaccination was being done under the supervision of expert doctors and the person was observed for 30 minutes after its administration.
District Immunisation Officer Kiran Gill said the vaccination was getting a huge response in the district and till date, no side effects of the vaccine had been reported.
The Civil Surgeon assured that the vaccine was safe and Health Department officials were getting themselves vaccinated in a large number.
Dr Kiran said for any information related to the vaccination, one could contact at helpline number 104. They urged residents to not believe in any rumours spread on social media.
Six more students +ve in Galib Kalan
Meanwhile, the testing of students of Government Senior Secondary Smart School, Galib Kalan, continued today as well. Today, the Covid test of 125 students was conducted at the dispensary. Six more students from the school have tested positive. The Health Department continued its survey in the area and barricading has also been done in the mini-containment zone. Till now, samples of 402 students have been taken and their reports are pending. Now, total students from the school who have tested positive are 12 and in addition to this, one more person from the village has tested positive. Now, total number of cases from Galib Kalan have reached 13. Earlier, 13 teachers, of which one has lost her life, have tested positive from the school. These teachers belong to different areas. If more cases continue to pour, the area will be declared a containment zone. Earlier, six students were tested positive from the school. The school has been shut till February 4, 2021.
There are 25,556 confirmed cases in the district and 992 have lost their lives so far. Now, there are 287 active patients in the district. Today, 18 persons were sent for home quarantine.
A total of 5,88,732 samples have been taken, of which reports of 5,86,887 have been received. Of these, 5,57,452 samples were found negative while reports of 1,845 were pending.
He said now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 25,556 while 3,879 patients belong to other districts/states.
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said as many as 1,620 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.
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