COVID-19 pandemic

Cases reach 800 mark, half from Ludhiana West

10 more test positive in dist, DMCH doctor contract infection

Cases reach 800 mark, half from Ludhiana West

The poster made by a student of College of Fisheries, GADVASU, during a national e-poster competition held to mark World Environment Day.

Manav Mander

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 29

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With 10 new cases reported today, the district has reached the 800 mark of Covid-positive persons. Of these, half the cases belong to Ludhiana West while 265 are from Ludhiana East, 43 from Jagraon, 37 from Khanna, 24 from Samrala, 18 from Payal and 13 from Raikot.

Maximum number of eight deaths has been reported from Ludhiana East, followed by Ludhiana West at seven, Jagraon at two and Khanna and Payal at one each. No death has been reported from Raikot and Samrala so far.

A total of 18 cases were reported today, of which eight belong to Sangrur, Barnala, Moga, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Malerkotla and Jammu.

A woman doctor of the DMCH and resident of Tagore Nagar tested positive after which many staff members were quarantined. Two employees of SPS Hospital and a staff nurse were found infected. One of the two employees is a resident of Omaxe complex. Three members of his family are already Covid patients.

Five persons with influenza-like illness, also tested positive. They belong to Barewal, Jamalpur, Passi Nagar, Field Ganj and Basti Jodhewal.

The Division 8 SHO first tested positive but his second report came negative. A 48-year-old woman staffer of Central Jail tested positive.

207 active cases in dist

The number of active Covid cases is now 207. As many as 13,607 persons have been home-quarantined in the district to date. The active home-quarantine cases at present are 3,017.

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