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8585 samples for COVID-19 taken in Ludhiana district

The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, May 3

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 8585 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 1287 patients (1198 new patients from district Ludhiana and 89 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the last 24 hours.

He further said that till date, a total of 1011618 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 1011193 samples have been received, of which 944041 samples were found negative while reports of 425 samples were pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 58788, while 8364 patients belong to other districts/states.

He said that unfortunately, 35 patients lost their lives today (21 from district Ludhiana while one each from districts Patiala, Kapurthala, Nawanshahar, 2 from district Moga, 1 from state Rajasthan, 1 from Uttar Pradesh, 2 from Haryana, and 5 from state Delhi). Now, the total number of persons who lost their lives including 1431 people from Ludhiana and 729 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, 8585 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.