Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, April 7
The virus claimed four more lives in the district during the past 24 hours, while 415 fresh cases were confirmed here. There are 2,987 active cases in the district at present.
Civil Surgeon Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar confirmed 474 cases — 415 from Ludhiana and 59 from other districts or states — on Wednesday. In Ludhiana district, 41 persons came in contact of positive patients, 129 visited OPD and 160 visited Flu Corner. Three healthcare workers, one undertrial and one teacher (Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School at Kitchlu Nagar) were among those who tested positive for the virus.
Two positive patients are suffering from severe acute respiratory infection.
The Health Department said nine persons — four from Ludhiana, two from Sangrur, two from Jalandhar and one from Hoshiarpur districts — died of the virus.
Those who died of the virus in Ludhiana district were 86-year-old man from Sarabha Nagar, 67-year-old woman from an area on Gill Road, 55-year-old man from Guru Nanak Nagar and 66-year-old man from Samrala.
Today, 15 patients — six from Ludhiana and none from other districts or states — were on ventilator support.
A total of 8,21,465 samples have been collected till date and of them, 7,78,063 samples were found to be negative. A total of 37,189 confirmed cases have been reported from Ludhiana district and 5,858 confirmed cases are from other districts or states till date. Besides, the virus has claimed lives of 1,186 persons of Ludhiana district, while 612 death cases are of other districts or states.
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