Highest single-day toll, 21 dead in Ludhiana district

1,198 positive; active cases cross 10K mark

Highest single-day toll, 21 dead in Ludhiana district

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 3

As many as 1,198 persons tested positive for Covid and the total positive cases from the district till now reached 58,788 today.

In the district today, 21 persons lost their lives to the virus, which is the highest single-day toll till now.

The active cases in the district crossed the 10,000 mark and at present there are 10,309 cases.

Those who tested positive included three healthcare workers, while 265 are still untraced.

A total of 35 patients — 21 from Ludhiana district, one each from Patiala, Kapurthala and Nawanshahar districts, two from Moga district, one each from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, two from Haryana and five from Delhi — died here.

As many as 13 women and eight men from Ludhiana district lost their lives to the virus. The deceased belonged to Saholi village, Khanna, Chapar, Sanhewal, Chaminda, Chander Nagar, Daba Road, Civil Lines, Miller Gunj, Jhammat, Mullanpur, Amarpura, Ghumar Mandi, Tajpur, Bahadurke, Bulara village, Shivpuri and BRS Nagar.

As many as 41 patients — 38 belonging to Ludhiana and remaining to other districts — were admitted to the Level-III bed facility.

A total of 10,11,618 samples were taken, out of which reports of 10,11,193 samples have been received, As many as 9,44,041 samples were found negative, while reports of 425 samples are pending. No doctor to prescribe medical oxygen to patients in home isolation After it was observed that many doctors were prescribing oxygen to patients in home isolation, the state government today issued orders that henceforth no doctor would prescribe medical oxygen to patients in home isolation, since it was very important to monitor the condition of the patient who required oxygen support. On the other hand, the number of Covid cases is rising every day. Moderate and severe cases are getting admitted to the hospitals requiring oxygen support. The demand for medical oxygen has increased as the number of patients requiring oxygen support at L2 and L3 health facilities is increasing.

91 oxygen cylinders returned by industries

The industries/factories of the city returned 91 oxygen cylinders, including 17 filled ones, to the administration. All 17 filled cylinders were immediately put in Civil Hospital for treatment of ICU patients. Meanwhile, Nodal Officer Harpreet Singh Sekhon said any industry/factory could contact him on his mobile number (83901-00001) for cylinders.

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