Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder 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 597 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 74 patients (63 new patients from district Ludhiana and 11 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours time.
He further said that till date, a total of 512375 samples have been taken, out of which report of 509757 samples have been received, of which 481876 samples were found negative while report of 2618 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 24322, while 3559 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately, 7 patient lost their lives today (1 from district Ludhiana, 2 from district Nawanshahar, 2 from district Kapurthala while one each from district Jalandhar and State Himachal Pradesh). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 948 people from Ludhiana and 429 from other districts.
He informed that till date, 53998 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 2105. Today, 126 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, 3154 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.
Mr Sharma appealed to the residents to follow all directions of the Punjab government and if they would stay indoors, they would not only stay safe themselves but would also contribute to keeping everyone around safe.