Ludhiana, January 21
Three persons lost their lives to Covid, while 35 tested positive for the virus in the district today. The total number of positive cases in the district has gone up to 5,80,614, while 988 persons have lost their lives so far. There are 290 active cases in the district, while 45 persons were home quarantined today.
All three patients who lost their lives were admitted to the DMCH and were aged between 53 and 78 and had co-morbidity of diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease. Today, one healthcare worker also tested positive, while the results of 1,725 reports were pending.
Civil Surgeon Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar said the vaccine is here and is being administered to healthcare workers and cases have also seen a dip, still everyone should wear mask, wash hands frequently and maintain social distance.
“It has been observed that people have started becoming careless regarding Covid. Time and again, we are requesting people to follow the guidelines issued by the state government. Precautions and awareness are the only key we have to battle this disease. We can certainly overcome the spread of this disease if the general public follows all the necessary precautions,” said the Civil Surgeon.
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