Virus claims six lives, 489 found infected in Ludhiana

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Virus claims six lives, 489 found infected in Ludhiana

A health worker collects a sample for the Covid test in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 14

Covid-19 has claimed the lives of six more persons in Ludhiana district during the past 24 hours. As many as 489 fresh cases from Ludhiana and 79 from other districts or states have been reported here today.

The Health Department has confirmed that 10 persons, including six from Ludhiana, one each from Fazilka, Bathinda, Ferozepur, and Sangrur, have died of the virus today. In the Ludhiana district, those who succumbed to the virus include a 58-year-old man from Khanna, a 58-year-old woman from Bhamian, a 75-year-old woman from Bajra village, a 49-year-old woman from Model Town Extension, a 65-year-old woman from New Subash Nagar and a 72-year-old man from Gill village.

Of the 489 fresh cases from Ludhiana today, 44 persons came in contact with positive patients, 105 visited the OPD, and 252 with influenza-like illness visited the Flu Corner. Four health care workers, two travellers, one teacher from GHS School of Jawaddi, and a patient, who is suffering from severe acute respiratory infection, tested positive for the virus. Besides, 80 patients were yet to be traced.

At present, there are 3,501 active cases in Ludhiana district. A total of 8,56,855 samples have been taken, of which 8,09,316 samples were found negative. The total number of patients related to Ludhiana district is 40,463 and 6,364 patients belong to other districts/states. Besides, 1,221 persons from Ludhiana and 631 from other districts or states have lost their lives due to Covid so far.

Currently, 25 patients, including 14 from Ludhiana and 11 from other districts or states, are on ventilator support here, according to the Health Department.

The district administration appealed to residents to adhere to all safety protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and washing hands frequently.

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