Six test positive in Ludhiana district

Six test positive in Ludhiana district

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 22

Six fresh cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the past 24 hours in the district. Of them, two patients had visited the OPD, one with influenza-like illness had visited the Flu Corner while three were yet to be traced.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said today that at present, there were 27 active patients in the district.

He said now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 87,533 while 11,675 patients belong to other districts/states. The total number of persons who lost their lives include 2,100 persons from Ludhiana and 1,049 from other districts.

He said whenever the district administration or the Health Department, Ludhiana, finds out about any positive or suspected Covid patients, their samples were sent for testing. As many as 7,746 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results were expected shortly.

Sharma appealed to residents to adhere to all Covid safety protocols of the Punjab Government to not only save themselves but keeping everyone around them safe.

1.08 lakh vaccine doses arrived in district

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said the district administration had received a fresh stock of 1,08,000 doses on Wednesday morning and all doses would be utilised at 260 session sites within 24 hours to ensure further speedy vaccination of the remaining population in the district.

Addressing residents through his weekly Facebook live session on the official page of the DPRO, Ludhiana, the Deputy Commissioner said around 26.74 lakh people had so far been vaccinated in the district and it had become possible due to sheer commitment of doctors, paramedics and all others who were working at the forefront since January 16, 2021, when the inoculation drive had started.

He said vaccine was the only way to combat the virus and it would help society to return to normalcy soon.

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