Three dead, 64 test positive in Ludhiana district

Three dead, 64 test positive in Ludhiana district

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 17

As many as 64 persons tested positive for Covid, while three persons lost their lives to the virus in the district today. The total positive cases from the district have reached 86,491, while 2,071 have lost their lives to the virus so far. There are 902 active cases in the district, while the case fatality rate today was 2.39 per cent.

Those who lost their lives today were two men aged 58 years and 83 years and one woman aged 39 years. All the three deceased belonged to rural areas.

As many as 44 patients were admitted to government hospitals and 103 to private hospitals, while 23 patients were on the ventilator support. As many as 694 patients were in home isolation.

As many as 10,645 samples were collected from various government and private hospitals and centres. The result of 115 samples that were sent yesterday is awaited.

DC Varinder Sharma appealed to residents to follow all directions of the Punjab Government.

“Covid has not gone but it is still around and people should not go careless and wear mask and wash hands regularly,” said Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Gill.

Mucormycosis patient dies

A mucormycosis patient from Ludhiana died on Thursday. Now the total casualties due to the disease have reached 19 — nine from Ludhiana district and 10 from other districts.

Five more persons from Ludhiana district were diagnosed with mucormycosis and now total confirmed patients of the disease have reached 130, out of which 72 were from Ludhiana. At present there are 50 active patients from Ludhiana.

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