Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, June 18
As many as 67 persons from Ludhiana district tested positive, while three persons lost their lives to the virus today. The case fatality rate was 2.48 per cent, while the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached at 96.62 per cent.
Those who tested positive included a healthcare worker, undertrial and an expectant mother, while nine patients are still being traced.
Those who lost their lives today were two men and a woman aged 68 years, 62 years and 86 years. The deceased woman belonged to Model Town Extension and the deceased men belonged to Basant Nagar and Maachiwara.
Till date, a total of 15,89,363 samples were taken, out of which reports of 15,89,225 have been received. As many as 14,91,268 samples were found negative, while reports of 138 samples are pending. The total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 86,558, while 11,399 patients belong to other districts/states. Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives to the disease is 2,074 from Ludhiana and 1,028 from other districts.
Four new mucormycosis cases reported
Four new patients were diagnosed with mucormycosis in the district on Friday, out of which three are from Ludhiana district and one from other district. Total 134 patients have been diagnosed with mucormycosis till now, out of which 75 are from Ludhiana. There are 52 active cases of mucormycosis in the district.
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