3 fatalities, 75 +ve in Ludhiana

Among the cases are four students and two teachers

3 fatalities, 75 +ve in Ludhiana

A student gives Covid test at Govt Multipurpose School in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 26

The graph of the people testing positive for Covid continued to rise, with 75 persons testing positive and three patients losing their lives in the district today.

Those who tested positive included four students and two teachers.

The total positive cases from Ludhiana have now gone to 26,991 and the death toll has mounted to 1,026. There were 528 active cases in the district and 47 people were home quarantined today.

Today, two students of BCM School Shastri Nagar, one of Kindergarten School Samrala and one of Oswal Nursing College tested positive. The teachers who tested positive were from DPS School and one from GSSS Halwara.

In addition, a nurse of the DMCH and two from the Police Department also tested positive.

As Covid cases are reported to be on the rise, Dr Bishav Mohan, medical superintendent, HDHI, emphasised that people should not stop taking precautionary measures. “It is strongly advised to wear masks while moving out and maintaing adequate social distance. The rising number of cases could be due to laxity in adopting precautionary measures,” said Dr Mohan.

Ludhiana Police Commissionerate have already started issuing challans against those who are not wearing masks and from March 1, restrictions on gatherings would also be strictly enforced.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere to all safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently to ward off Covid.

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