Punjab reports 508 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths  

LAHORE: The COVID-19 has claimed another 27 more lives while infected 508 people in Punjab in the last 24 hours.

According to the data shared by the spokesperson of Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD), the number of coronavirus cases reached 146,016 while the death toll 4,299 in the province.

The P&SHD confirmed that 263 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lahore, 2 in Kasur, 4 in Sheikhupura, 3 in Nankana Sahib, 32 in Rawalpindi, 1 in Chakwal, 1 in Jehlum, 2 in Gujranwala, 1 in Hafizabad, 2 in Mandi Bahauddin, 6 in Sialkot, 7 in Gujrat, 45 in Faisalabad, 6 in Toba Tek Singh, 27 in Jhang, 4.

The health authorities reported 24 cases in Chiniot, in Sargodha, 1 in Khoshab, 6 in Bhakkar, 10 in Mianwali, 7 in Multan, 1 in Vehari, 1 in Lodhran, 2 in Muzaffargarh, 3 in Dera Ghazi Khan, 19 in Rahimyar Khan, 16 in Layyah, 2 in Rajanpur, 5 in Bahawalpur, 2.

“Bahawalnagar, 1 in Pakpattan and 2 in Okara district during the last 24 hours. The Punjab health department conducted 2,626,825 tests for COVID-19 so far while 130,765 confirmed cases recovered altogether in the province”, P&SHD said.

The Punjab Health Department allocated 665 ventilators for coronavirus patients across the province and 358 ventilators were in use while 307 ventilators were spare so far.

So far 2,896 frontline Healthcare workers got infected with the coronavirus during their duties. The Punjab health department has urged the masses to follow SOPs for their protection and cover their faces with masks.