People should follow all directions & stay indoors: DC
Ludhiana, August 10, 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 1699 active patients in the district at present and 3432 patients have been discharged after being recovered.
He said that sincere efforts are being made to keep people safe from Covid 19. He said that a total of 308 patients (280 new patients from district Ludhiana and 28 from other states/districts) have tested positive in last 24 hours time.
He further said that till date, a total of 72995 samples have been taken, out of which report of 71692 samples has been received, of 65765 samples is negative and report of 1303 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 5312, while 615 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately 10 patients lost their lives today and all of them were from Ludhiana. Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives include 178 people from Ludhiana and 45 from other districts have lost their lives.
He informed that till date, 25622 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 4896. Today, 352 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, 827 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.