182 new cases, three deaths reported Coronavirus deaths on decline in City


Coronavirus case counts and deaths have witnessed a sharp decline in the provincial metropolis as only 182 new cases were reported with death of three patients on Thursday.
According to Primary and Secondary Health Department, a total of 4,663 coronavirus cases have been reported, with a death toll of 800, in the city so far. Officials informed that currently, there are 80 COVID-19 patients in Isolation Wards, 45 patients in ICUs and 21 patients on ventilators in the government hospitals of the metropolis.
Similarly, in private hospitals, 39 patients are undergoing treatment at Corona Wards, 19 patients are in ICU wards and 4 critical patients are on ventilators, they added.
A spokesperson for the Primary and Secondary Health Department said that a total of 372 new cases surfaced while death of five patients was confirmed from the pandemic across Punjab, taking the death toll to 2,095. He divulged that to-date, 90,816 coronavirus cases were reported across the province, out of which 66,425 patients recovered. He said that the Punjab government has conducted 663,539 Covid-19 tests so far.
According to health experts, coronavirus (Covid-19) is respiratory virus, which spreads person-to-person through contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.
Meanwhile, Specialized Health Department has formed a six-member committee under the supervision of Prof DrMehmoodShaukat to review rates of medical care and lab tests in Teaching Hospitals. The committee will come up with recommendations for bringing uniformity `in rates of healthcare in government hospitals.
DENGUE THREAT PUTS PUNJAB ON TOES: It seems there is no respite for the Punjab government in sight as Dengue virus has started raising its ugly head in the middle of Coronavirus pandemic, which has virtually locked down almost the entire world.
The Punjab government has alerted to the dengue virus threat and the health minister has mobilized surveillance teams for monitoring of larva. The health department has decided to collect data about dengue patients from government as well as private labs to evaluate the situation.
On the other hand, a meeting of the Punjab Cabinet held, at Civil Secretariat, reviewed measures to control dengue virus.

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