Virus claims nine more lives in Ludhiana

53 fresh cases of contagion reported from the district

Virus claims nine more lives in Ludhiana

Cops on duty at a micro-containment zone in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, July 29

Covid-19 has claimed nine more lives in the city. Besides, 53 fresh cases of virus infection were reported in the district during the last 24 hours. Those, who lost their lives, include 74-year old man from New Janta Nagar, who was a diabetic and suffering from hypertension and heart ailment, 62-year-old man from Jodhewal Basti, 62-year-old woman from Gandhi Colony, who was suffering from TB, 42-year-old man from Maid di Chakki area, 55-year-old woman, who was suffering from severe anaemia, 62-year-old woman from Hazuri Bagh area, who was suffering from cancer, and 73-year-old man, who a diabetic and had hypertension.

A 68-year-old man from Daresi Road, who was suffering from kidney disease, also died due to Covid-19. Besides, a 24-year-old boy, who was admitted to the CMCH after a roadside accident, tested positive for the virus and lost his life.

In all, 60 patients, including 53 new from Ludhiana district and seven from other states/districts have tested positive during the last 24 hours. In Ludhiana district, one case each has been reported from Jalandhar bypass area, Rajguru Nagar, Khanna, Old Sabzi Mandi area, Surya Enclave, Tagore Nagar, Mohan Singh Nagar, Chacharai, Sikandar Colony, Bhikhi, Tajpur Road, New Madhopuri, Dhandar Road, Qila Mohalla, Kundanpuri, Dashmesh Nagar, Shivala Road, Sarabha Nagar, Aman Park, Ranjit Sing Park area, Bharat Nagar Chowk area, New Staff Line area, Pakhowal Road, Field Ganj, Tibba Road, Focal Point, Bhaini Sahib, Sarabha, Partap Bazar and Karnail Singh Nagar.

Two cases each have been reported from Jamalpur, Shivpuri, Janpat Nagar, Durga Puri and South City areas. Besides, three cases each have been reported from Kitchlu Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Basti Jodhewal and four cases from Rishi Nagar.

At present, there are 884 active patients in the district.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Sharma said, “Till date, 60,384 samples have been taken, out of which report of 59,347 samples has been received. As many as 56,044 samples are negative while the report of 1,037 samples is pending.”

“Now, the total number of Covid patients related to Ludhiana is 2,886 while 417 patients are from other districts/states,” the DC added.

“Unfortunately, 80 people from Ludhiana and 38 from other districts have lost their lives. Till date, 21,045 persons have been home quarantined in the district. At present, the number of such persons is 3,975. Today, 317 persons were sent for home quarantine,” the DC said.

“Whenever the district administration and the Health Department find any positive or suspected Covid-infected person, his/her sample is immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 954 samples of suspected patients have been sent for testing today. Their results are expected shortly,” the DC added.

While appealing residents to follow all directions of the Punjab Government, the DC said, “If residents stayed indoors, they will not only save themselves, but also help in keeping everyone around safe.”

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