Ludhiana, March 2
After a gap of 87 days, the number of Covid positive cases in the district has gone above 100.
Today, 115 persons tested positive, while no death was reported in the district. The last time was on December 6 when 114 people had tested positive.
Those who tested positive today included a school student from Government Primary School Peeru Banda Salem Tabri and five teachers from Khalsa College Sudhar, Government Primary School Giaspura, Sacred Heart School Samrala, GSS Smart School Payal and Devi Bharva School Salem Tabri.
Medical experts said with positive cases rising once again, people need to be very careful and should not do away with the precautionary measures. “We appeal to the people to wear masks, follow social distancing, keep washing their hands to keep Covid at bay,” said Civil Surgeon, Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar.
The active cases also rose to 630 today, while 52 people were home quarantined.
Meanwhile, the vaccination drive continued. Today, a total of 1,757 people were vaccinated on the second day of phase III. Healthcare workers, numbering 328, were given the first dose, 383 got the second dose, while 149 frontline workers, 278 people with comorbidities, above 45 years, and 619 senior citizens were vaccinated. —TNS
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