Elderly man succumbs to virus, 51 fresh cases in Ludhiana district

15 more students of Chaunta govt school test positive

Elderly man succumbs to virus, 51 fresh cases in Ludhiana district

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 17

A 74-year-old man from Mullanpur Dakha has lost his life to Covid-19 while 51 fresh cases of the virus have been reported from Ludhiana district.

Meanwhile, 15 more students of Government Senior Secondary School, Chaunta, have tested positive for the virus. Earlier, 15 other students and two staff members, including a teacher, had tested positive.

Of the 51 fresh cases tested positive, nine persons came in contact with positive patients, 27 visited the OPD, two with influenza like illness visited the flu corner. Besides, 13 other persons have also tested positive.

At present, there are 376 active patients in the district. A total of 6,39,132 samples have been taken, of which reports of 6,37,663 have been received. Of these, 6,07,132 samples were found negative while reports of 1,469 were pending.

He said now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 26,463 while 4,068 patients belong to other districts or states. So far, 1,015 persons from Ludhiana and 491 from other districts have died of the virus.

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