Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 24
As many as 79 fresh cases of Covid were reported here on Wednesday. These include, nine students and four teachers.
As per the Health Department, 95 persons, including 79 from Ludhiana and 16 from other districts or states, tested positive.
In Ludhiana district, a student of PCTE College, two students of Government School, Chaunta, one student of Sukhmani Public School, Chaunta, one student of Punjab Public School, Samrala, one student of Satpaul Mittal School here, a student of DPS, one student of the DMC and a student of Multipurpose School, Ludhiana, have tested positive for the virus. Besides, two teachers of GHS, Kot Mangal, a teacher from the DPS and another teacher from Government School, Gurma village, tested positive.
Don’t stop wearing mask, says Doc
As Covid cases are reported to be on the rise, Dr Bishav Mohan, a medical superintendent from the DMCH, said people should not stop taking precautionary measures. “It is advisable to wear mask when you go out and keep social distancing. If the cases are on the rise again, it is due to our laxity in adopting the precautionary measures,” he said.
Besides, 31 patients visited the OPD, 17 with influenza like illness visited the Flu Corner, two police personnel and two healthcare workers have also tested positive for the virus. At present, there are 495 active patients in the district.
A total of 6,55,347 samples have been taken, of which 6,23,310 samples were found negative while reports of 1,024 were pending. The total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 26,861, while 4,152 patients belong to other districts or states. The total number of persons who lost their lives to Covid include 1,023 persons from Ludhiana and 500 from other districts.
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