Two dead; 1,041 new Covid cases in Ludhiana district

Two dead; 1,041 new Covid cases in Ludhiana district

A woman gives a sample for Covid test in Ludhiana. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 17

As many as 1,041 persons tested positive for Covid, while two persons lost their lives to the virus in the district today.

The deceased are two men belonging to Phullanwal and SBS Nagar.

A total of 98,087 persons have tested positive for the virus so far since March 2020, while 2,144 patients from the district have succumbed to the virus till now.

The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has dipped to 90.32 per cent. Today there were 7,348 active cases in the district and 7,221 patients were asked to isolate themselves at their homes by the Health Department.

At present there are 240 patients admitted to various private and government hospitals. Out of these 127 patients belong to Ludhiana district, while 113 are from other districts.

Till date, a total of 30,82,313 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 29,71,302 were found negative.

Samples of 5,758 suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.

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