People should follow all directions & stay indoors: DC
Ludhiana, August 08, 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 1683 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 314 patients (296 new patients from district Ludhiana and 18 from other states/districts) have tested positive in last 24 hours time.
He further said that till date, a total of 70904 samples have been taken, out of which report of 69010 samples has been received, of 63637 samples is negative and report of 1894 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 4808, while 565 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately 10 patients lost their lives today and all of them were from district Ludhiana. Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives include 158 people from Ludhiana and 44 from other districts have lost their lives.
He informed that till date, 24854 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 4782. Today, 404 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, 1102 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.