Covid-19 claims two more lives in Punjab
Health department conducted 1,264,124 tests for Covid-19 so far while 95,687 confirmed cases had been recovered
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed two more lives in the province while the number of cases exceeded 99,600 after registration of 126 new cases on Friday.
According to the spokesperson for Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD), the total number of deaths in the province had been recorded at 2,237.
The P&SHD spokesperson confirmed that 55 new cases of the rebounding virus were reported in the provincial capital, two virus cases in Nankana Sahib, one in Kasur, one in Sheikhupura, one in Gujranwala, five in Sialkot and two Covid-19 cases in Gujrat.
Moreover, 10 virus cases were reported in Mandi Bahauddin, six in Multan, five in Faisalabad, three in Toba Tek Singh, five in Sargodha, one in Khushab, five in Bahawalpur, one in Dera Ghazi Khan, two in Muzaffargarh and one case was reported in Sahiwal district during the last 24 hours.
The health department conducted 1,264,124 tests for Covid-19 so far while 95,687 confirmed cases had been recovered. The department’s officials urged the citizens to follow SOPs for their protection and cover their faces with masks. The people should wash their hands with soap several times in a day, they added.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 3rd, 2020.