Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, June 20
Thirty six people tested positive for Covid while one person lost his life to the virus today. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached 96.78 per cent while the case fatality rate stands at 2.4 per cent in the district.
The virus claimed the life of a 76-year-old male, a resident of Kitchlu Nagar. He was admitted at the DMCH.
Now, the total number of persons, who succumbed to Covid, include 2,076 from Ludhiana and 1,030 from other districts.
The Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner, Varinder Kumar Sharma, today said under the “Mission Fateh” of the Punjab Government, the number of Covid patients, who were getting cured from the disease in Ludhiana district, was increasing with each passing day. At present, there were 717 active patients in the district, the DC added.
In all, 49 patients, including 36 from Ludhiana district and 13 from other states/districts, tested Covid positive during the last 24 hours. The total number of Covid patients related to Ludhiana district was 86,638 while 11,433 belonged to other districts/states.
According to the Health Department till date, 16,10,961 samples were collected out of which report of 16,10,863 was received. The number of samples found negative was 15,12,792. The report of 98 samples was pending. Today, 11,412 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing. Their results were expected shortly.
Meanwhile, the DC appealed to residents to adhere to all safety protocols like wearing face masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently to save themselves and others from the disease.