Coronavirus cases rise in Punjab
In the last 20 hours, 64 new confirmed cases were identified in various cities of the province
LAHORE: The coronavirus cases have surged in Punjab as the tally reached 914 on Thursday.
Reportedly, the situation is getting out of control as the Punjab Health Department stated that in the last 20 hours, 64 new confirmed cases were identified in various cities of the province.
The worst situation is in Gujrat where 14 new confirmed cases were recorded, raising the total number for the district to 90. Gujrat has now the second highest number of cases in the province after Lahore. The total number of cases in Lahore is now 199. On the other hand, in the last 40 hours, two more deaths were reported due to coronavirus.
An 83-year-old man died in Rawalpindi and a 30-year-old woman in Lahore, increasing the death toll in Punjab due to COVID-19 to 11.
The man came from the United Kingdom a few days ago and was admitted to the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital Rawalpindi.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2020.