Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal today informed that one new positive case have been reported in district Ludhiana in last 24 hours. He informed that the new patient is a resident of Delhi. He further said that till date, a total of 6290 samples have been taken, out of which report of 6079 has been received, report of 5811 samples is negative and report of 211 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 181, while 87 patients are related to other districts/states. He said that unfortunately 7 people from Ludhiana and 5 from other districts have lost their lives. He said that 140 patients related to district Ludhiana have been discharged from hospital after treatment. He informed that till date, 6401 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 1914. Today, 86 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, 147 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. He 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.