Thursday 22 October 2020

4217 samples for COVID-19 taken in Ludhiana district

- Posted on 10 October 2020


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Ludhiana, October 10:
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 486 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 56 patients (43 new patients from district Ludhiana and 13 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours time.
He further said that till date, a total of 320199 samples have been taken, out of which report of 318552 samples have been received, of which 297005 samples were found negative while report of 1647 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 19083, while 2464 patients are related to other districts/states.

He said that unfortunately, 4 patients lost their lives today (3 from Ludhiana  and 1 from Chandigarh). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 794 people from Ludhiana and 289 from other districts.
He informed that till date, 45223 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 2273. Today, 144 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, 4217 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.

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