Covid-19: 3 dead, 43 test positive in Ludhiana

Covid-19: 3 dead, 43 test positive in Ludhiana

A woman gets jabbed at a Covid vaccination centre in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: inderjeet verma

Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 16

Maintaining a downward trend and amply showing that viral infection is on the wane, 43 persons from the district and nine from other districts or neighbouring states tested positive for Covid during the last 24 hours.

A member of the Health Department mobile team collects swab sample in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: inderjeet verma

Three persons from the district and one from Jalandhar fell victim to the disease, taking the total number of deaths in the district to 2,068. The total number of positive cases has also gone up to 86,427.

Those who lost battle to the virus were one each 75-year-old male patient from Alamgir and Jagraon and one 45-year-old patient from Doraha.

According to Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Gill, from among 43 fresh cases, three were in contact with infected persons, five from OPDs, 26 from Flu Corner, one each from ANC and SARI and seven patients are being traced.

Till date, the total number of samples taken are 15,68,081. The positive cases till now are 86,427, active cases 973, while 83,386 (96.48 per cent) confirmed patients have fully recovered.

Today 4,010 more samples were sent for the RT-PCR test and reports of 127 samples are still awaited. With 455 more infected persons sent for home quarantine, the total number of active cases in home quarantine has gone up to 9,738.

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