Two fatalities; 81 +ve in Ludhiana district

Two fatalities; 81 +ve in Ludhiana district

A cop puts a mask on the face of a child as the police intensify checking to implement the Covid-19 guidelines in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu mahajan

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 23

Two persons lost their lives to Covid, while 81 tested positive for the virus which also included five school and college students and seven school teachers in the district today.

With this, the total positive cases in Ludhiana district have reached 26,782 and the death toll in the district has reached 1,023.

Today, five students who tested positive belong to GMT College Girls Kitchlu Nagar, Government School Chauta, Government School Kailpur, Punjab Public School Samrala and ITI College Samrala.

Seven teachers who tested positive today included one teacher from Government School Model Town, one teacher from Government School Dhandari Khurd, two teachers from Government School Chauta, one teacher from Punjab Public School Samrala, one teacher from Government High School Kot Mangal Singh and one teacher from GHG Khalsa School Ahmedgarh.

In addition, two staff of the Police Department, two staff nurses from the DMCH tested positive today.

Two patients who lost their lives today were both 57-year-old males and belonged to Dhandra Road and Bajurg village. One patient had the co-morbidity of hypertension and diabetes.

The total samples collected till date are 6,52,551, while the reports of 1,226 are pending.

Now, there are 442 active cases and 70 were sent to home quarantine today.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere to all safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently.

District epidemiologist Dr Ramesh said people had started adopting careless attitude towards Covid which should not be done.

“Both teachers and students need to be careful and adopt all necessary precautions while attending the school. They should cover their faces with masks and wash their hands frequently.

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