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Ludhiana, February 22
Thirtyseven persons tested positive for Covid today which include five students and two teachers while three patients lost their lives to the virus.
Those who tested positive from educational institutes today include two students and a teacher from a private school, two students from Government School, Chatha, a teacher from Multipurpose School and a student from the GSSS, Ludhiana. A staff nurse from the DMCH is also among the positive cases reported today. So far, there are 26,701 confirmed cases and 418 active cases in the district.
Those who lost their lives today include a 68-year-old woman and a 52-year-old woman, who belonged to Jawaddi and Deep Nagar, respectively. Both were suffering from diabetes. A 65-year-old man from Milkowal village also lost his life today. He was admitted to the DMCH and had comorbidities of hypertension, diabetes and hepatitis C. Now, the death toll from the district has reached 1,021. A total of 6,50,525 samples have been taken so far and reports of 1,858 are pending so far.
District epidemiologist Ramesh said the department was conducting tests of all teachers. Tests of students of those schools were being done from where teachers have tested positive.
“Students are tested after taking the consent of parents and we request the latter to get their wards tested as it is for their safety,” he said.
Police to issue challans
In view of the surge in Covid cases, the police will register FIRs and issue challans against the violators for not wearing masks, maintaining social distance and following other norms related to coronavirus. On the Facebook page of the Commissioner of Police Ludhiana, a message has been placed for Ludhiana residents: “You are aware there has been a surge in the number of Covid cases over the past few days at various places, including Ludhiana. It is assessed that the next 15 days are very critical for curbing this spread. Therefore, people are requested to follow the Covid protocol strictly.”
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