Punjab: 1868 new Corona cases, 23 deaths in 24 hours

Lahore (NUT DESK) –  About 1868 cases of Covid-19 were reported in Punjab on Friday while the pandemic claimed 23 more lives in 24 hours which pushed the death toll to 5,917.

As per Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department statistics, the number of Coronavirus cases in the province reached 193,053. The P&SHD confirmed that 1159 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lahore, 13 in Kasur, 10 in Sheikhupura, 5 in Nankana Sahib, 6 in Rawalpindi, 2 in Attock, 8 in Jehlum, 61 in Gujranwala, 18 in Mandi Bahauddin, 11 in Narowal, 28 in Hafizabad, 21 in Sialkot, 23 in Gujrat,157 in Faisalabad, 5 in Toba Tek Singh, 24 in Chiniot, 1 in Jhang, 46 in Sargodha, 3 in Mianwali, 5 in Khushab,40 in Multan, 8 in Vehari, 3 in Khanewal, 4 in Dera Ghazi Khan, 1 in Layyah, 104 in Rajanpur, 14 in Bahawalpur, 4 in Bahawalnagar, 3 in Rahimyar Khan, 10 in Okara and 13 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sahiwal district during the last 24.

The Punjab health department conducted 3,598,893 tests for COVID-19 so far, while 174,566 confirmed patients recovered altogether in the province. The Punjab health department has urged the masses to follow SOPs for their protection and cover their faces with masks.

About 2,17,637 coronavirus vaccine jabs have been administered to senior citizens and frontline health workers in Punjab so far under the vaccination drive.