Ludhiana, January 20
As many as 1,048 persons tested positive for Covid, while five patients lost their lives due to the virus in the district today.
Those who lost their lives due to the disease are three women and two men, belonging to Sector 39, Janta Colony, GK Vihar, Jagraon and Sanhewal.
A total of 1,01,374 persons have tested positive for the virus since March 2020, while 2,147 patients from the district have succumbed to the virus till now.
The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has dipped to 89.42 per cent. Today there were 8,563 active cases in the district and 8,386 patients were asked to isolate themselves at their homes by the Health Department.
At present there are 279 patients admitted to various private and government hospitals. Out of these 177 patients belong to Ludhiana district, while 102 are from other districts.
Till date, a total of 31,05,124 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 29,90,441 were found negative.
Samples of 8,240 suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.
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