6 more succumb, 228 +ve in Ludhiana

Three expectant mothers, 3 health workers among infected

6 more succumb, 228 +ve in Ludhiana

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 3

As many as 228 persons tested positive, while six persons lost their lives to the virus in the district today. Now total confirmed positive cases from Ludhiana are 84,850, while 2,103 persons have lost their lives to the disease so far. There were 3,325 actives cases in the district.

Those who tested positive include three expectant mothers and three healthcare workers, while 53 patients are still being traced.

Four women and two men lost their lives to the virus today. Four of them belonged to rural areas and two were from urban areas.

A total of 14,13,624 samples have been collected so far and 14,545 were collected today and report of 375 is awaited.

As many as 98 patients were admitted to government hospitals and 372 to private hospitals. As many as 40 patients — 22 from Ludhiana and 18 from other districts — were on ventilator support.

The number of Covid cases has decreased in Ludhiana, but the Health Department teams are still working with the same effort to bring the cases to nil. In order to do that the teams are doing extensive sampling, vaccination and making awareness.

Teams are visiting different villages of the district and everyday they apprise people of basic preventive measures to keep themselves and others safe from Covid-19. Various vaccination and sampling camps are being organised on daily basis in the city.

Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Gill said, “People are scared of Covid, but they should also know that it is very easy to stay away from the virus. All they need to do is follow the Health Department’s guidelines”.

Mega vaccination drive

A free mega vaccination drive for the above 45 years’ category will be held at 176 places in the district on Friday.

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