Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, November 1
Sixtyeight persons, including 23 undertrials, have tested positive for Covid while a person lost his life to the virus today. Those who tested positive include 26 persons who were referred from flu corners, seven from OPDs and four contacts of positive persons, one pre-operative case, one inter-state traveller, one healthcare worker and tracing of five persons is under progress.
The 67-year-old man who succumbed to the virus was a resident of Dashmesh Nagar here. He was admitted to Deep Hospital.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma said today that under the ‘Mission Fateh’ of the state government, the number of Covid-19 patients getting cured in Ludhiana district was increasing with each passing day.
He said there were 337 active patients in the district at present. A total of 68 patients had tested positive in the past 24 hours.
He said till date, a total of 3,92,263 samples had been taken, of which reports of 3,90,420 samples had been received. Of which, 3,67,294 samples were found negative while reports of 1,843 samples were pending.
The DC said now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana district was 20,359, while 2,767 patients were related to other districts or states. Unfortunately one person from Ludhiana lost his life today. Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives reached 838.
He said till date, 46,967 persons had been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons was 891. Today, 30 persons were sent for home quarantine.
He said whenever the district administration and the Health Department, Ludhiana, came to know about any positive or suspected Covid-19 patient, their samples were immediately sent for testing. As many as 1,924 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results were expected shortly.
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