LAHORE: The pandemic of COVID-19 claimed another 38 precious lives in 24 hours, whereas 497 new cases of coronavirus were reported on Wednesday across the province while the death toll reached 4,646.
According to data shared by spokesperson of Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) ,the number of coronavirus cases in the province reached 155,214.
The P&SHD confirmed that 277 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lahore,1 in Kasur, 7 in Sheikhupura, 9 in Nankana Sahib,25 in Rawalpindi, 2 in Attock,30 in Sialkot,2 in Narowal,1 in Mandi Bahauddin, 16 in Gujrat,22 in Faisalabad,4 in Toba Tek Singh,3 in Chineot,13 in Sargodha,10 in Mianwali, 4 in Bhakkar, 12 in Jhang,19 in Multan,6 in Dera Ghazi Khan,20 in Bahawalpur,2 in Bahawalnagar,6 in Rahimyar Khan, 5 in Okara and 1 new case of COVID-19 was reported in Sahiwal district during the last 24 hours till filing of this news.
The Punjab health department conducted 2,862,710 tests for COVID-19 so far, while 139,887 confirmed patients recovered altogether in the province.
Federal capital records 80 fresh corona cases in last 24 hours: NCOC: COVID-19 cases continued to surge in the federal capital as 80 new corona cases were reported from the city during the last 24 hours, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Wednesday said.
According to an official of the NCOC, as many as 77 cases were reported on Tuesday while 102 cases were reported on Monday.
He said so far 40,972 cases were reported from the federal capital while 469 deaths were reported from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). However, 38,970 patients had been recovered completely, he added.
Meanwhile, on the direction of Ministry of National Health Services, the district administration of Islamabad had continued smart lockdown in different streets of the capital to reduce transmission of the infection in the selected streets and other sectors.
They also started taking actions on violation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) related with the corona while visiting marriage halls, markets and petrol pumps by its inspection teams. The administration also sealed schools, shops, workshop and restaurants on violation of SOPs.
The inspection teams also issued notices to marriage halls besides imposing fines on owners of different shops. Commenting on the situation, an official of Ministry of National Health Services said several local level administrative decisions were made to control the disease.
He advised the citizens to continue following the social distancing, use of mask and other precautionary measures to stop increasing local transmission of COVID-19 in the city. He said the government had adopted effective strategy to combat COVID-19 that resulted reduction in corona cases in the country. He said a strategy was made to control corona keeping in view the global information, focusing on data with integration of local data in a scientific way.
Coronavirus claims 38 lives, 497 new cases reported in Punjab