Covid-19: 7 dead; 666 test positive in Ludhiana district

Covid-19: 7 dead; 666 test positive in Ludhiana district

A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 24

Although the number of people testing positive for Covid has started showing a downward trend but no decrease has been seen in the deaths being reported from the district. Today seven persons lost their lives due to the virus and 666 persons tested positive for Covid.

In addition to this, as in last two waves, this time also many expectant mothers are testing positive for Covid. According to Health Department officials, 80 per cent of expectant mothers, who tested positive for Covid, have not been vaccinated. Only a few had a single dose of vaccination.

Those who lost their lives due to the disease were four women and three men belonging to Doraha, Arjun Nagar, Haibowal Kalan, Samrala, Ajit Nagar and Dhandari Kalan. They were admitted to different hospitals.

A total of 1,05,080 persons have tested positive for the virus since March 2020, while 2,185 persons from the district have succumbed to the virus till now.

The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients today rose to 91.27 per cent from yesterday’s 90.86 per cent. Today there were 6,993 active cases in the district and 6,734 patients were asked to isolate themselves at their homes by the Health Department.

At present there are 407 patients admitted to various private and government hospitals. Out of these, 259 patients belong to Ludhiana district, while 148 are from other districts. Today 26 patients were on ventilator support.

Till date, a total of 31,32,494 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 30,13,699 were found negative.

Samples of 5,278 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly.

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