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 8458 samples for COVID-19 taken in Ludhiana

The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, May 1

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 8839 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 1773 patients (1600 new patients from district Ludhiana and 173 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours.

He further said that till date, a total of 995857 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 995409 samples has been received, of which 931149 samples were found negative while reports of 448 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 56186, while 8074 patients belong to other districts/states.

He said that unfortunately, 26 patients lost their lives today (18 from district Ludhiana while one each from districts Sangrur, Bathinda, UT Chandigarh, State Jammu and Kashmir and 4 from state Delhi). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 1393 people from Ludhiana and 704 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, 8458 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 to 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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