Ludhiana, July 26, 2020: Deputy Commissioner 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 807 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 136 patients (127 new patients from district Ludhiana and 9 from other states/districts) have tested positive in last 24 hours time.He further said that till date, a total of 57870 samples have been taken, out of which report of 56677 samples has been received, of 53731 samples is negative and report of 1193 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 2566, while 380 patients are related to other districts/states.He said that unfortunately, 60 people from Ludhiana and 37 from other districts have lost their lives.He informed that till date, 20021 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 3627. Today, 287 persons were sent for home quarantine.He said that whenever the 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, 1068 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.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.