388 new cases as Covid onslaught continues unabated

LAHORE   –  Another 388 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In a press statement issued here on Tuesday, Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch said that 332 positive cases were reported in Lahore while 19 in Rawalpindi, five in Multan, three each in Faisalabad, Jehlum and Sheikhupura, two each in Chiniot, DG Khan, Kasur, Pakpatan and Sahiwal, and one each in Hafizabad, Vehari, Attock, Bhawalnagar, Bahawalpur and Gujrawala.

The secretary said so far, total number of cases reached 448,580 and recoveries were 429,734 in the province. “The number of total active cases is 5,768 to date,” he added. During the last 24 hours, one death was reported in Punjab, pushing the death toll to 13,078. He said that 18,224 tests were conducted in 24 hours while a total of 9.12 million tests were conducted altogether. Baloch said the overall rate of Covid-19 incidence in the last 24 hours was recorded as 2.1 per cent in the province, adding Lahore had 3.9 per cent, Rawalpindi 1.3 per cent, Multan 0.6 per cent, Faisalabad 0.4 per cent and Gujrawala 0.2 per cent.

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