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 informed that 21 more patients have been declared cured in last 24 hours. He said that till now, the total number of patients discharged from hospital has reached 592. Besides, 44 more positive cases have been reported in the district, who are residents of Ludhiana and other districts/states.He further said that till date, a total of 32902 samples have been taken, out of which report of 32191 samples has been received, of 31152 samples is negative and report of 711 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 840, while 198 patients are related to other districts/states.He said that unfortunately 20 people from Ludhiana and 23 from other districts have lost their lives. He said that 592 patients related to district Ludhiana have been discharged from hospital after treatment.He informed that till date, 13774 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 10897. Today, 162 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, 638 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.Mr 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.