Deputy Commissioner 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 236 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 61 patients (50 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 379505 samples have been taken, out of which report of 377738 samples have been received, of which 354934 samples were found negative while report of 1767 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 20096, while 2708 patients are related to other districts/states.He said that unfortunately, 5 patients lost their lives today ( 2 from Ludhiana while one each from Faridkot, Hoshiarpur and Jammu & Kashmir State). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 831 people from Ludhiana and 311 from other districts.He informed that till date, 46677 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 1072. Today, 97 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, 2119 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.