Covid-19: 2 more succumb, 65 +ve in Ludhiana

Covid-19: 2 more succumb, 65 +ve in Ludhiana

Covid-19 has claimed the lives of two more persons while 65 fresh cases have been reported from the district on Friday. Photo Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 30

Covid-19 has claimed the lives of two more persons while 65 fresh cases have been reported from the district on Friday. A total of 20,249 cases have been confirmed in the district till date. Of these, 19,168 (94.66 per cent) patients have recovered.

The Health Department today confirmed 76 cases, including 65 from Ludhiana and 11 from other districts or states. As per information, four patients came in contact with positive patients, 25 visited the OPD and 24 with influenza-like illness visited the flu corner. Besides, one healthcare worker, one patient with severe acute respiratory illness and 10 others have tested positive for the virus.

Civil Surgeon Rajesh Bagga said five patients, including two from Ludhiana and one each from Mansa and Hoshiarpur districts and Jammu and Kashmir, died of the virus today. Those who died from Ludhiana district are 56-year-old man from Basant Avenue and a 60-year-old man from Lohat Baddi, Raikot tehsil. A total of 835 patients from Ludhiana district have died due to the virus.

As many as 2,770 samples were collected for Covid testing here on Wednesday. Besides, there are 243 active cases of Ludhiana district.

According to information, till date, a total of 3,87,916 samples have been taken, of which reports of 3,85,778 samples have been received, of which 3,62,781 samples were tested negative while results of 2,138 samples were pending.

The district administration appealed to residents to follow all directions of the state government and if they would stay indoors, they would not only stay safe themselves but would also contribute to keeping everyone around safe.

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