Punjab reports 134 new cases of novel coronavirus


LAHORE, Oct 18 (DNA): Punjab on Sunday reported 134 new cases of novel
coronavirus and 10 deaths by the disease during last 24 hours.

A spokesperson of Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare department
said that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the province has reached
to 101,559 with addition of 134 new cases in last 24 hours.

The death count by COVID-19 in Punjab has reached to 2,298 as 10 more
patients died by the disease in last 24 hours, the spokesperson said.

In new cases, 77 reported from Lahore, 13 cases from Multan and 10 new
cases from Rawalpindi, according to the spokesperson. Overall 97,219
patients of COVID-19 have recovered to health in Punjab.

After a downward trend of the reported cases of coronavirus in Punjab,
the number of cases has again started surging gradually.

Sixteen more people died of coronavirus in the country over the past 24
hours, taking the overall death toll from the disease to 6,654.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 567 fresh
infections surfaced when 32,062 samples were tested during this period,
increasing the national tally of cases to 323,019.

Around 307,069 people have recovered from the disease so far across
Pakistan with addition of 429 recoveries recorded over the previous 24
hours. The number of active coronavirus cases in the country stands at
9,296 from which 534 patients are said to be in critical condition. A
total of 4,074,024 tests have been conducted so far.

So far, Sindh has reported 141,713 cases, Punjab 101,559, Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa 38,598, Balochistan 15,669, Islamabad 17,996, Azad Jammu and
Kashmir 3,437, and Gilgit Baltistan 4,047. DNA