Covid claims 20 more lives, 438 test positive in Ludhiana district

Covid claims 20 more lives, 438 test positive in Ludhiana district

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 26

As many as 20 more persons of the district succumbed to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. A total of 438 fresh cases from Ludhiana and 63 cases from other districts or states have been reported.

Today, the Civil Surgeon office confirmed the death of 34 patients, including 20 patients of the Ludhiana district, three from Sangrur, two from Jalandhar, one each from Hoshiarpur, Barnala, Pathankot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurdaspur, Patiala and three from Haryana.

Those who died included a 77-year-old woman from Vikas Nagar, a 61-year-old woman from Jarhari village, a 57-year-old man from Kalakh village, a 67-year-old man from Kakowal village, a 35-year-old man from Millerganj, a 70-year-old man from Doraha, a 72-year-old man from Khanna, a 68-year-old man from Sahnewal, a 37-year-old man from Natt village, two 45-year-old women and a 47-year-old from Gujjarwal village, a 70-year-old woman from Model House, a 34-year-old man from Jagraon, a 52-year-old woman from Basti Jodhewal, a 59-year-old man from Haibowal Kalan, a 52-year-old man from village Rattan, a 65-year-old man from Basti Jodhewal, a 61-year-old man from Ludhiana, a 68-year-old woman from Jamalpur and a 75-year-old man from a rural area of the district.

Of the 438 confirmed cases reported today, seven persons came in contact with positive patients, 89 visited OPD, 249 with influenza-like illness visited flu corner and 89 patients were yet to be traced. A health worker, one person with a severe acute respiratory infection and two others have also tested positive for the virus.

A total of 12,98,579 samples have been collected till date. A total of 82,424 confirmed cases were reported from Ludhiana district while 10,716 cases belonged to other districts or states. The virus has claimed the lives of 1,928 patients of the district and 957 persons, who died of the virus here, belong to the other districts or states.

The active cases of the district at present are 6,629. According to the Health Department, 5,410 patients are in home isolation. Currently, 51 patients including 30 from Ludhiana and 21 from other districts or states are on ventilator support.

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