8 dead; 836 new cases in Ludhiana district

8 dead; 836 new cases in Ludhiana district

A man gives a sample for Covid test in Ludhiana. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 23

As many as 836 persons tested positive for Covid, while eight patients lost their lives to the virus in the district today.

The deceased include seven men and a woman belonging to Kot Mangal Singh, Bindra Colony, Burj Hari Singh, Giaspura, near Chand Cinema, Model Gram, Dhandari Kalan and Dhandra Road.

A total of 1,04,414 persons have tested positive for the virus since March 2020, while 2,178 patients from the district have succumbed to the virus till now.

The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients today rose to 90.86 per cent. Today there were 7,368 active cases in the district and 7,136 patients were asked to isolate themselves at their homes by the Health Department.

At present there are 375 patients admitted to various private and government hospitals. Out of these 232 patients belong to Ludhiana district, while 143 are from other districts.

Till date, a total of 31,27,216 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 30,09,165 were found negative.

Samples of 7,014 suspected patients were sent for testing today.

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