Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, August 3
Today, 211 persons tested positive and nine lost their lives to the virus in the district. This is the second time that more than 200 people have tested positive in a single day. On July 31, 218 infections were reported.
Besides, eight fresh micro-containment zones were declared, taking the number of micro-containment zones in Ludhiana to 10.
The number of Covid patients reported from Ludhiana district has reached 3,728. At present, 4,573 persons have been placed under home quarantine. Today, 320 more were asked to isolate themselves at home.
Those who lost their lives include a 57-year-old from Central Jail, a 34-year-old from New Vijay Nagar, a 45-year-old from Samrala, a 60-year-old from Gill Road, a 50-year-old from Urban Estate, a 35-year-old from Sahnewal, a 60-year-old from LIG flats, a 47-year-old from Jatani and a 60-year-old resident of Giaspura.
The positive cases include 56 persons having influenza-like illness, 59 contacts of Covid patients, 31 OPD cases, 11 policemen, two pre-operative cases, 11 pregnant women, six healthcare workers and six domestic travellers.
Meanwhile, taking note of The Tribune report regarding the shortage of beds in level 3 healthcare facility for Covid patients, a decision has been taken to set up more level 2 and level 3 centres. One such centre can be started at Community Health Centre (CHC), Jawaddi, where an entire floor is lying vacant.
Cabinet Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, during a visit to the CHC, Jawaddi, today, said Dr RP Singh from Pancham Hospital was also present at the CHC and he discussed taking logistics support from him. At least one ward of Pancham Hospital will be used to increase the number of beds in the district, said Ashu.
Ashu also urged other private hospitals to come forward in these testing times and provide all kinds of support for strengthening the government healthcare facilities.
Free Covid testing
The minister said Covid-19 testing was being done free of cost at Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, Mother and Child Hospital near Vardhman Mills on Chandigarh Road, Meritorious School near Nehru Rose Garden, CHCs of Jawaddi, Subhash Nagar and Giaspura. Besides, sampling was also done at the Police Lines (for police personnel) and at the Central Jail (for inmates/undertrials) and by mobile teams in containment/micro-containment zones.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), Ludhiana, has agreed to operate the Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital as a Covid Care Centre.
- Ludhiana: 0161-2444193
- State: 104
- Info for tracking of foreign travellers: 0161-4622276
- One can also contact: Dr Divjot Singh: 9041274030 Dr Ramesh: 9855716180
Figures of Ludhiana district
- Samples 65,721
- Positive 3,728
- Active cases 1,342
- Deaths 114
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