Virus cases continue to rise in Punjab

Thirty new cases confirmed in last 12 hours

​ Our Correspondent April 15, 2020
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LAHORE: The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus patients in the province has reached 2,856 after 30 new cases were confirmed in the last 12 hours.

A spokesperson for Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department said the patients included 701 pilgrims, 992 members of a religious group, 89 prisoners and 1,074 other people from the province.

At Lahore’s Camp Jail, as many as 59 confirmed cases were reported whereas 14 cases were found in Sialkot. In Gujranwala, seven cases were found in the city jail. Nnine prisoners in Dera Ghazi Khan’s jail were confirmed with coronavirus.

A total of 221 pilgrims were diagnosed with the virus in DG Khan’s quarantine centre, as many as 457 in Multan and 23 in Faisalabad.

Among other citizens, the provincial capital reported 469 confirmed cases, Nankana Sahib confirmed 16 cases, Kasur had nine cases, Sheikhupura reported 10 cases, Rawalpindi had 87 virus cases, Jhelum recorded 33 cases, Attock had one confirmed case, Chakwal reported four cases, and Gujranwala had 38 virus cases, whereas Sialkot recorded 30 cases.

A total of eight cases were reported in Narowal, 138 cases in Gujrat. While 12 virus cases were reported in Hafizabad and nine confirmed cases in Mandi Bahauddin. As many as 23 cases were reported in Multan, two cases recorded in Khanewal and 35 coronavirus cases in Vehari. As many as 32 confirmed coronavirus cases were reported  in Faisalabad.

Meanwhile, Chiniot reported eight coronavirus cases, Toba Tek Singh reported two cases and Jhang had one confirmed case of coronavirus.

Rahim Yar Khan reported as many as 42 cases and Sargodha reported 14 coronavirus cases.

Mianwali had reported 11 cases, Khushab had four cases, Bahawalnagar reported five cases, Bahawalpur had six confirmed cases, Lodhran reported three cases, DG Khan reported 18 virus cases and Layyah, Okara and Pakpattan one each.

A total of 24 deaths took place in the province due to coronavirus, while 508 recoveries were recorded, the spokesperson added.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2020.

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