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Coronavirus claims 18 more lives in Punjab, 709 new cases reported

Written by The Frontier Post

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Coronavirus claimed 18 more lives in Punjab, while 709 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours.

According to the data released by a spokesperson for the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare

Department (P&SHD) here on Sunday, the death toll reached 11,057 while total cases 356,920 and recoveries 332,830 in the province.

Currently 13,033 patients are under treatment in different hospitals, and 401 recovered in last 24 hours.

Health department conducted 18,815 tests for COVID-19 during the same period and total number of tests reached 6.17 million.

Federal capital with 395 new COVID-19 cases records highest surge in two months: Continuing with the alarming rise, the federal capital had reported 395 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which was the highest single-day spike in almost the last two months, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Sunday.

According to an official of NCOC, as many as 359 cases were reported on Saturday while 343 cases were reported on Friday. He said so far 87,699 cases were reported from the federal capital while 803 deaths were reported from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) while 83,332 patients had been recovered completely.

Meanwhile, on the direction of the Ministry of National Health Services, the district administration of Islamabad had continued surveillance of different areas of the capital to reduce transmission of the infection in the selected streets and other sectors.

They also started taking action on a violation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to the coronavirus while visiting marriage halls, markets, and petrol pumps by its inspection teams. The administration has been asked to take action on the violation of SOPs at shops, workshops, and restaurants.

The inspection teams have been directed to issue notices to marriage halls besides imposing fines on owners of different shops in case of violation of SOPs.

Commenting on the situation, an official of the Ministry of National Health Services said that several local-level administrative decisions were made to control the
disease.

He advised the citizens to continue to follow the social distancing, use of mask and other precautionary measures to stop increasing transmission of COVID-19 in the city.

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