Pandemic claims six more lives in Ludhiana

133 persons test positive for Covid-19, 40 on ventilator

Pandemic claims six more lives in Ludhiana

A person being tested for covid in Ludhiana.Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 28

Today, 133 persons tested positive for Covid-19 while six lost their lives to the virus. The death toll of Ludhiana district has gone to 723. The number of confirmed cases from the district stands at 17,615. As many as 15,785 patients have recovered so far. Forty persons were on ventilator support today.

Those who lost their lives today were five men and one woman. A 56-year-old man from Ramgarh, Samrala, who died of Covid also had hypertension and diabetes. A 45-year-old man from Payal died at the Civil Hospital. He was also a patient of diabetes and hypertension. A 55-year-old woman from Jagraon who died at Civil Hospital was a patient of diabetes as well.

A 75-year-old man from Dugri, who was also suffering from a coronary artery disease, diabetes and hypertension, succumbed at the DMCH. An 82-year-old man from Model Town died at Mohan Dai Oswal Hospital and a 34-year-old man from Shimlapuri breathed his last at SPS Hospital.

Those who tested positive today include 38 persons who reported at OPDs, 65 who visited flu corners and seven persons who were identified during contacts tracing.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said a total of 2,64,791 samples had been taken to date, of which the reports of 2,63,340 samples had been received. While 2,43,582 samples tested negative, the reports of 1,451 samples were pending. He said now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 17,615.

He said 43,434 persons had been placed under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 4,051. Today, 224 persons were put under home quarantine.

The DC said whenever the District Administration and the Health Department found any positive or suspected Covid patient, their samples were immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 3,729 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today.

Sharma appealed to the residents to follow all directions of the government and if they stayed indoors, they would not only stay safe themselves but would also contribute to keeping everyone around safe.

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