Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 1
Twentyseven persons tested positive, while three lost their lives to Covid in Ludhiana district today.
The total positive cases in the district reached 24,800, while 967 persons have lost their lives in the district so far.
Presently, there are 329 active patients and today 63 people were home quarantined. Three patients were on ventilator support, out of whom two belonged to Ludhiana district and one was from another district.
Three people who lost their lives were males in the 60-70 age group.
A 61-year-old from New Shivaji Nagar was admitted to the CMCH and succumbed to the virus today. A 66-year-old from Karnail Singh Nagar was admitted to Global Heart and was a patient of hypertension and diabetes. A 72-year-old also had co-morbidity of diabetes and hypertension and was admitted to Raghunath Hospital and died today.
A health care worker also tested positive, while the tracing of six was in progress.
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said sincere efforts were being made to keep people safe from Covid-19. He said a total of 36 patients (27 new patients from Ludhiana district and nine from other states/districts) had tested positive in the last 24 hours.
Sharma added that till date, a total of 5,39,792 samples had been taken, out of which the reports
of 5,37,692 samples had been received, of which 5,09,185 samples were found negative, while the reports of 2,100 samples were pending.
He said now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 24,800, while 3,707 patients belonged to other districts/states.
According to the Health Department, till date, 54,991 persons had been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons was 1,215. Today, 63 persons were sent for home quarantine.
Today 1,800 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing and their results were expected shortly.
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere to all safety protocols issued so far by the administration and the Health Department regarding coronavirus.