Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, June 11
A total of four persons succumbed to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours while the Health Department on Friday confirmed 140 fresh cases in the district.
Of the 140 cases, 83 persons with influenza-like illness visited flu corner, 28 visited the OPD and four persons had come in contact with positive patients while 21 patients were yet to be traced. Also, two patients with a severe acute respiratory infection and two others tested positive for the virus.
Those who died include a 53-year-old woman from Gandhi Nagar,a 52-year-old woman from Jagraon, a 55-year-old man from Sunet and a 64-year-old man from Jungpur village in the Ludhiana district.
Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Gill told that 152 cases, including 140 from Ludhiana and 12 from other states or districts, were confirmed today. Besides, five persons, including four from Ludhiana and one from Patiala died due to Covid-19, she added.
There are 1,724 active cases in the district at present while 25 patients including 14 from Ludhiana and 11 from other areas are on ventilator support. A total of 15,13,842 samples were collected to date. As many as 11,810 samples for the Covid-19 test was collected today.
The Health Department has confirmed 86,061 cases of Ludhiana district and 11,308 cases of other districts or states here since the pandemic was declared.
The department has confirmed the death of 2,058 persons of Ludhiana district and 1,016 persons belonging to other districts or states due to Covid-19 here.
A vaccination camp was organised at Dr DN Kotnis Acupuncture Hospital at Salem Tabri, Ludhiana. Dr Inderjeet Dhingra from the hospital said a number of persons, including a 105-year-old man Gulzar Singh, was also vaccinated at the camp. MLA Rakesh Pandey inaugurated the camp that was organised with support of UPHC Salem Tabri, incharge Dr Amrik Singh Sidhu.
50K vaccines at 159 centres
As per officials of the district administration, 50,000 vaccines will be made available at 159 centres of the district on Saturday. Anyone above 18 years of age can visit the centres for vaccination. The administration has appealed to all youth to come in big numbers to take benefit of the opportunity.
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