The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 38 more lives in Punjab while 2,403 fresh infections were reported across the province during the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the spokesperson for the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) on Saturday, the number of coronavirus cases in the province exceeded 228,350 while the death toll had reached 6,523. The total recoveries in Punjab were 192,452.
The P&SHD confirmed that 1,237 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Lahore, 36 in Kasur, 24 in Sheikhupura, nine in Nankana Sahib, 280 in Rawalpindi, three in Attock, seven in Jhelum, 67 in Gujranwala, 14 in Mandi Bahauddin, seven in Narowal, one in Hafizabad, 42 in Sialkot, 46 in Gujrat, 172 in Faisalabad, 50 in Toba Tek Singh, 20 in Chiniot, 18 in Jhang and 43 in Sargodha.
Punjab Health Department had so far conducted 3,884,201 tests for Covid-19 in the province. The health department had 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 a day to protect themselves from Covid-19. Contact 1033 immediately on symptoms of coronavirus.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 4th, 2021.