Covid-19: 75-year-old man succumbs, 72 test positive in Ludhiana district

Covid-19: 75-year-old man succumbs, 72 test positive in Ludhiana district

Students wait for their turn for the Covid test at a government school in Ludhiana. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 3

Covid has claimed the life of a 75-year-old man, a resident of Ram Nagar, Khanna, in Ludhiana district on Wednesday. Besides, 72 fresh cases of the virus have been confirmed in the district.

Of the positive cases confirmed today, there are four students, which include one each from Government Senior Secondary School, Hambran; Mahant Laxman Das Senior Secondary School, Talwandi Kalan; and two from AS Model Senior Secondary School in Khanna. Three teachers, including one from Harvest School, Jassowal, and two teachers from Government Senior Secondary School, Hambran, are also among the positive cases.

Besides, seven persons visited the OPD, 43 with influenza like illness visited the Flu Corner and four came in contact with positive patients. Two healthcare workers have also tested positive.

The Health Department confirmed 86 cases, including 72 from Ludhiana district and 14 from other districts or states. At present, there are 663 active patients in the district.

A total of 6,75,958 samples have been taken, of which 6,42,781 samples were found negative. The total number of confirmed cases related to Ludhiana till date is 27,367, while 4,267 cases belong to other districts/states.

A total of 1,031 persons from Ludhiana and 510 from other districts or states have died due to the virus so far. As many as 3,904 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today.

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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