6 dead, 482 positive in Ludhiana

Two health workers, cop among infected

6 dead, 482 positive in Ludhiana

A man gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 15

Six more persons from the district have succumbed to the virus during the past 24 hours. Also, 482 fresh cases were reported today.

As many as 43 persons came in contact with positive patients, 98 visited OPD and 248 with influenza-like illness visited Flu Corner. Two healthcare workers, cop and three with severe acute respiratory infection have tested positive for the virus. Besides, 87 patients are yet to be traced.

Six persons from Ludhiana — 65-year-old man from Dugri, 62-year-old man from Manakwal, 65-year-old woman from Vikas Nagar, 57-year-old man from Haibowal Kalan, 78-year-old woman from Samrala and 73-year-old man from Manuke — died of the virus. The department has also confirmed the death of one patient each from Pathankot, Sangrur, and Patiala districts.

At present, 30 patients — 20 from Ludhiana and 10 from other districts or states — have been put on ventilator support.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said there were 3,756 active patients in the district at present. A total of 542 patients (482 new patients from Ludhiana district and 60 from other states/districts) had tested positive in the last 24 hours.

He said to date, a total of 8,64,109 samples had been taken, out of which report of 8,63,485 samples had been received. As many as 8,16,116 samples were found negative, while reports of 624 samples were pending. He said now the total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana was 40,945, while 6,424 patients belonged to other districts/states.

As many as 1,226 persons from Ludhiana and 634 from other districts had lost their live till now, he said.

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

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