Covid-19: 685 fresh cases, 5 deaths in Ludhiana district

Covid-19: 685 fresh cases, 5 deaths in Ludhiana district

An elderly woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 18

Today, 685 persons tested positive for Covid in the district while five persons lost their lives to the virus. The active cases in the district have reached 4,444. The total number of confirmed cases from the district have reached 43,063 while 1,243 persons have lost their lives so far since March 2020.

Today, Urban Estate Dugri, Phase I and II were declared containment zones after 70 cases were reported from there. The areas have been sealed and complete lockdown has been imposed from today till further orders.

Those who tested positive today include three pre-operative cases, two healthcare workers and two teachers from the Government Senior Secondary School for Boys, Maachiwara, and the Government Senior Secondary School, Chawni Mohalla.

People who lost their lives today include four men and a woman belonging to the Jamalpur, Nathowal, Payal, Sant Fateh Singh Nagar and Sherpur Road areas.

Bishav Mohan, senior cardiologist at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), who is also a member of the Covid-19 task force formed by the state government, said the second wave of Covid was like Tsunami and everyone should be on their guards by following all safety protocols.

Talking about the vaccine, Dr Mohan said heart/kidney patients must take the vaccine without any doubt and there was no need to stop blood-thinners.

While talking about the efficiency of the current two Covid vaccines on new mutant variants, he made it clear that both Covishield and Covaxin were much effective against new variants.

Meanwhile, Lions Club, Udham Singh Nagar, here, organised a free Covid-19 vaccination camp. It was organised under the guidance of member Dr PKS Verma at the Lions Bhawan.

The camp was open to the public. People aboce 45 years of age were vaccinated on production of their Aadhaar card. Covaxin was administered as first dose to 182 persons and as the second dose to 18 persons.

The second dose will be administered in the next camp, which will be organised on May 30 on the same premises.

Weblink where residents can check real time status of vacant and filled beds in all hospitals:

https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid-19-bed-status-in-ludhiana-district

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