LAHORE - The COVID-19 took away two more lives in the province while the number  of cases reached 97,389 after the registration of 83 new cases. 

According to the spokesperson for the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare 

Department (P&SHD) on Wednesday, a total number of deaths in the province  had been recorded 2,213 so far. 

The P&SHD confirmed that 41 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lahore, two in Sheikhupura, seven in Gujranwala, eight in Rawalpindi, two in Sialkot, two in Multan,two in Khanewal, five in Faisalabad,one in Chiniot, one in Toba Tek Singh, two  in Rahimyar Khan, six in Bahawalpur, one in Dera Ghazi Khan, two in Okara and one  new case was reported in Pakpatan district during the last 24 hours. 

The Punjab Health Department had conducted 1,026,080 tests for COVID-19 so far while 93,601 confirmed cases recovered in the province. 

The Punjab Health Department urged the masses to follow SOPs for their protection  and cover their faces with masks.  The people should wash their hands with soap several times in a day to protect  themselves from COVID-19.