3 dead; 1,144 test +ve in Ludhiana district

3 dead; 1,144 test +ve in Ludhiana district

A girl gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 16

As many as 1,144 persons tested positive for Covid, while three patients lost their lives due to the virus in the district today.

Two men and a woman lost their lives due to the disease. All were admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and were residents of Dheri village and Khanna.

A total of 97,046 persons have tested positive for the virus so far since March 2020, while 2,142 persons from the district have succumbed to the virus till now.

The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has further dipped to 90.46 per cent. Today there were 7,113 active cases in the district and 6,995 patients were asked to isolate themselves at their homes by the Health Department.

At present there are 226 Covid patients admitted to various private and government hospitals. Out of these 118 patients belong to Ludhiana district, while 108 are from other districts.

Till date, a total of 30,76,555 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 29,66,738 were found negative.

Samples of 6,426 suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.

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