Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 18
Two persons fell prey to Covid, while 14 tested positive for the deadly virus in the district today.
The total positive cases in the district have now reached 25,312, while 983 people have lost their lives so far.
Now there are 247 active cases in the district, while 44 people were quarantined today.
Two persons who lost their lives today were aged 81 and 67 and were residents of Rajguru Nagar and Guru Arjun Dev Nagar, respectively. Both victims were males. The co-morbidities they were suffering from included hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease and coronary kidney disease.
Yesterday, senior medical officer of the Civil Hospital, Dr Amarjit Kaur, tested positive for Covid. She quarantined herself after the test. She was present on duty on Saturday when the Covid vaccination drive kicked off.
A total of 5,74,669 samples have been taken, out of which the reports of 5,72,885 samples had been received, of which 5,43,740 samples were found negative, while the reports of 1,784 samples were pending. Now the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 25,312, while 3,833 patients belong to other districts/states.
Till date, 55,816 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 794.
Whenever the district administration and the Health Department find out any positive or suspected Covid-19 person, their samples are sent for testing. A total of 1,601 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today. — TNS
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