Punjab & Region

8,221 samples for COVID-19 taken in Ludhiana district

New Delhi, Nov 04 (ANI): A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man at the Sadar Bazar market to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, July 10

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar 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 157 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 20 patients (13 new patients from district Ludhiana and 7 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours.

He further said that till date, a total of 1814177 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 1814177 samples have been received, of which 1715501 samples were found negative. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 87121, while 11555 patients belong to other districts/states.

He said that now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 2088 people from Ludhiana and 1043 from other districts.

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, 8221 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere all the safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently of the Punjab government to not only save themselves but keeping everyone around safe.

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