Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 25
Fiftyfive persons tested positive for Covid, while no death was reported in the district today.
The total positive cases have gone up to 26,916, while the people who have lost their lives due to the virus are 1,023.
The 55 positive cases today include four students and seven teachers. One student from RIMT College, one student Government School Maachiwara, one student from Government School Humbran and one student from the DMCH tested positive.
The teachers who tested positive today included three from GSSS Boys Jawahar Nagar, one from GSSS Engine Shed, one from GDS Convent School, one from GSSS village Gurma and one from Guru Gobind Khalsa Senior Secondary School Bahadurgarh.
In January, there were 60 cases from educational institutes, while today the number reached 144.
The total number of samples collected till date are 6,58,372, while the reports of 1,839 are awaited. At present, there are 504 active cases and 86 people were home quarantined today.
Meanwhile, to halt the resurgence of the Covid cases by ensuring effective testing, the Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma directed the officials to conduct 4500 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RTPCR) tests daily in Ludhiana and ensure aggressive contact tracing by re-structuring the teams.
He asked the Health Department to test 4500 RT-PCR tests in the district only which will help identify the accurate potential of Covid cases and break the transmission chain of the virus.
During the meet, the Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal said the Ludhiana Police Commissionerate had already started issuing challans against those who were not wearing masks and from March 1, restrictions on gatherings would be strictly enforced.
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