Thursday, August 5, 2021

Covid hotbed Ludhiana getting better with each passing day: Deputy Commissioner

Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said on Monday 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 1,104 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 163 patients (133 new patients from district Ludhiana and 30 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours time.
He further said that till date, a total of 264791 samples have been taken, out of which report of 263340 samples have been received, of which 243582 samples were found negative while report of 1451 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 17615, while 2143 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately, 10 patients lost their lives today (6 from Ludhiana while one each from districts Jalandhar, Pathankot, Hoshiarpur & Nawanshahar). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 723 people from Ludhiana and 233 from other districts.
He informed that till date, 43434 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 4051. Today, 224 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, 3729 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.
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.

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