Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today informed that under the “Mission Fateh” of the Punjab government, the number of COVID-19 patients getting cured in district Ludhiana is increasing with each passing day. He said that there are 319 active patients in the district at present.
He said that sincere efforts are being made to keep people safe from Covid-19. He said that a total of 40 patients (33 new patients from district Ludhiana and 7 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours.
He further said that till date, a total of 559153 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 557639 samples have been received, of which 528777 samples were found negative while reports of 1514 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 25102, while 3760 patients belong to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately, 1 patient lost their lives today ( from district Jalandhar). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 972 people from Ludhiana and 460 from other districts.
He informed that till date, 55466 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 940. Today, 86 persons were sent for home quarantine.
He said that whenever the District Administration and Health Department Ludhiana finds out about any positive or suspected COVID 19 person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 2306 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere all the safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently of the Punjab government to not only save themselves but keeping everyone around safe.