People should follow all directions & stay indoors: DC
Ludhiana, August 06, 2020: 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 1423 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 226 patients (209 new patients from district Ludhiana and 17 from other states/districts) have tested positive in last 24 hours time.
He further said that till date, a total of 68602 samples have been taken, out of which report of 66231 samples has been received, of 61304 samples is negative and report of 2371 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 4385, while 542 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately 11 patients lost their lives today (9 from Ludhiana while one each from districts Fatehgarh Sahib and Sangrur). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives include 138 people from Ludhiana and 43 from other districts have lost their lives.
He informed that till date, 23970 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 4674. Today, 403 persons were sent for home quarantine.
He said that whenever District Administration and Health Department Ludhiana finds out that about any positive or suspected COVID 19 person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 954 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 in keeping everyone around safe.