Ludhiana district sees highest single-day spike of 1,808 Covid cases

On May 9 last year, 1,729 cases were reported; 7 die of virus

Ludhiana district sees highest single-day spike of 1,808 Covid cases

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 14

The district today saw the highest single-day spike since the pandemic broke out in 2020. On Friday, 1,808 cases were reported within 24 hours and seven patients lost their lives due to the disease.

In the first wave, the highest number of cases reported in a single day were 462 on September 17, 2020. During the second wave it was on May 9, 2021 that highest of 1,729 cases were reported within 24 hours.

Seven patients who lost their lives today were residents of Omaxe, Haibowal Kalan, Basti Jodhewal, GTB Nagar, Narinder Nagar, Khud Mohalla and Dhandari Kalan. All deceased were admitted to different hospitals.

The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has dipped further to 91.66 per cent. Today there were 5,756 active cases in the district and 5,660 patients were asked to isolate themselves at their homes by the Health Department.

At present there are 164 patients admitted to various private and government hospitals. Out of these 96 patients belong to Ludhiana, while 68 are from other districts.

Till date, a total of 30,64,000 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 29,56,855 were found negative. The total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 94,619, while 12,526 patients belong to other districts/states.

The total number of patients who lost their lives to Covid is 2,134 from Ludhiana and 1,070 from other districts. Samples of 6,230 suspected patients were sent for testing today.

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