72-yr-old woman dies, 38 +ve in Ludhiana

72-yr-old woman dies, 38 +ve in Ludhiana

A woman gives her sample for Covid test in Ludhiana. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 20

Covid-19 has claimed the life of one more person in the district while 38 fresh cases of virus were reported during the past 24 hours.

The Health Department on Wednesday confirmed 47 cases, including 38 from Ludhiana and nine from other districts or state.

In Ludhiana district, three persons came in contact with positive patients, 11 visited the OPD, 21 with influenza like illness visited the Flu Corner and three others tested positve for the virus.

213 healthcare workers vaccinated on Day 4

As many as 213 healthcare workers were vaccinated at two sites in Ludhiana on Day 4 of the drive against Covid-19 on Wednesday. As per information, 108 healthcare workers were given vaccination at the Christian Medical College and Hospital and 105 at Fortis Hospital in Ludhiana.

The department also confirmed two deaths, including one patient from Ludhiana and another from Himachal Pradesh. A 72-year-old woman from the Salem Tabri area lost her life to Covid. She was under treatment at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives includes 985 persons from Ludhiana and 469 from other districts.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said at present, there were 281 active patients in the district.

Till date, a total of 5,78,949 samples had been taken, of which reports of 5,77,074 samples had been received. Of these, 5,47,829 samples were found negative while reports of 1,889 were pending.

He said now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 25,399 while 3,846 patients belong to other districts/states.

He said till date, 55,925 persons had been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons was 844. Today, 70 persons were sent for home quarantine.

As many as 2,173 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.

As many as 213 healthcare workers were vaccinated at two sites in Ludhiana on Day 4 of the drive against Covid-19 on Wednesday. As per information, 108 healthcare workers were given vaccination at the Christian Medical College and Hospital and 105 at Fortis Hospital in Ludhiana.

Weblink where residents can check real time status of vacant and filled beds in all hospitals:

https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid-19-bed-status-in-ludhiana-district

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