LAHORE - Fifty-eight more succumbed to COVID-19 in the province on Tuesday, the highest number of casualties reported in a day since pandemic outbreak. So far death toll has reached 773.

As many as 1,916 more cases of novel coronavirus were reported from across Punjab, taking the number of confirmed cases to 40,819.

So far 283 casualties have been reported from Lahore, 157 Rawalpindi, 76 Faislabad, 72 Multan, 39 Gujranwala, 27 Sialkot, 19 Gujrat, 18 Rahim Yar Khan, 15 Bahawalpur, 11 Sargodha, nine Sahiwal, six Nankana Sahib, five Toba Tek Singh, four each Sheikhupura and Dera Ghazi Khan, three each Jhang, Kasur, Mianwali and Muzafargarh, two each Attock, Hafizabad, Jhelum, Rajanpur and Narowal and one each from Bahawalnagar, Khushab, Bhakkar, Khanewal, Okara and Lodhran.

Out of 1,916 new cases, 967 have been reported from Lahore, 210 Faislabad, 143 Multan, 118 Rawalpindi, 58 Sialkot, 43 Sahiwal, 40 Dera Ghazi Khan, 38 Toba Tek Singh, 35 Jhang, 34 Gujranwala, 33 Hafizabad, 27 Rahim Yar Khan, 23 Bahawalnagar, 22 Muzafargarh, 19 Bahawalpur, 17 Kasur, 14 Attock, 13 each Vehari, Sheikhupura, Okara and Gujrat, four each Khanewal and Mianwali, three each Sargodha, Khushab and Bhakkar, two each Chiniot and Lodhran and one each from Nankana Sahib and Narowal.

So far 20,173 Covid-19 patients have been reported from Lahore, 3,226 Rawalpindi, 2,844 Multan, 2,817 Faisalabad, 1,836 Gujranwala, 1,223 Sialkot, 1,091 Gujrat, 779 Dera Ghazi Khan, 578 Sargodha, 558 Sheikhupura, 531 Bahawalpur, 503 Muzafargarh, 490 Rahim Yar Khan, 458 Hafizabad, 385 Kasur, 313 Jhelum, 255 Vehari, 233 Sahiwal, 214 Mandi Bahauddin, 210 Bahawalnagar, 208 Nankana Sahib, 199 Lodhran, 180 Toba Tek Singh, 165 Attock, 163 Khushab, 152 Layyah, 142 Narowal, 137 Bhakkar, 133 Jhang, 130 Okara, 101 Khanewal, 99 Mianwali, 91 Chiniot, 80 Pakpattan, 76 Rajanpur and 46 Chakwal.

Out of total COVID-19 patients in Punjab so far, as many as 1,926 are preachers of Tableeghi Jamaat, 768 pilgrims, who returned from Iran, 86 prisoners in nine districts and 37,949 citizens who mostly have fallen prey to local transmission.

As per spokesperson of Corona Monitoring Room at Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, so far 2,99,097 tests have been performed in the province. Out of these, he said, 40,819 have been tested positive for the virus. He said that 12,528 cases have been reported from 31-45 years age group. As many as 12,252 cases have been reported from 16-30 years age group. He said that lowest number of cases, 609, have been reported from above 75 years age group. He said that 8,296 patients have recovered and returned home, 773 died while 31,752 were isolated at homes or under treatment at different quarantine centres and health facilities.