Seven students, teacher test positive; 2 fatalities

Seven students, teacher test positive; 2 fatalities

A girl gives her sample for Covid testing in Ludhiana.

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 21

School students and teachers testing positive for Covid is not halting and today seven students and a teacher tested positive out of the total 49 people who tested positive today.

In addition, two patients lost their life to the virus.

The students who tested positive today included two from Government Senior Secondary School, Chaunta, three from Government School, Baude, and two from MAM Public School, Samrala. One teacher from Government School, Bhamudi, also tested positive.

Till now, a total of 32 students from the Government Senior Secondary School, Chaunta, have tested positive.

In addition, two government employees and one healthcare worker also tested positive for coronavirus today.

The two patients who lost their lives belonged to Samrala and Fatehganj and both had been admitted to Fortis Hospital with co-morbidity of hypertension and diabetes.

The number of active patients increased to 411 on Sunday.

Till date, a total of 6,48,795 samples have been taken, out of which the reports of 6,46,755 samples have been received. Of these, 6,15,983 samples were found negative, while the reports of 2,040 samples were pending. Now, the total number of confirmed cases from Ludhiana is 26,664, while 4,108 patients belong to other districts/states.

Till date, 57,187 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 852. On Sunday, 80 persons were sent for home quarantine.

A total of 2,025 samples of the suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.

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