Covid-19 positive cases rate in the provincial metropolis has reached to 9 percent during the past 24 hours, claimed Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Secretary Sara Aslam on Sunday.
She, however, said that overall positivity ratio of coronavirus cases across Punjab was 5.3 percent.
The provincial secretary informed that overall 1087 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Punjab during the past 24 hours while 20,609 covid-19 tests conducted.
The number of active cases in the province has reached to 17,373, while 22 patients of coronavirus died from the virus during the period in question, taking the death toll from the Corona Pandemic in province to 11,192.
In Punjab 335,079 Covid-19 patients have recovered in various hospitals, Sara Aslam said.
“Lahore reported 471 cases of the virus in last 24 hours, followed by Rawalpindi with 236 cases, Multan 40 cases, Gujrat 38 cases, Bahawalpur 37 cases, Faisalabad 34 infections, Sialkot 25 cases, Shekhupura 21 cases, Gujranwala 20 cases, Sargodha 19 cases, Rahim Yar Khan 18 cases, DG Khan 17, Chakwal 16 and Layyah 12 confirmed cases,” the health secretary said.
The test positivity ratio in Lahore has reached to nine percent, Rawalpindi 17.9 pct and Faisalabad 2.4 pct, the secretary pointed out.
She said that the number of coronavirus cases increasing in Punjab owing to which specific SOPs have been issued for different walks of life.
The secretary stated that it is essential for the people above 18 years of age to get vaccinated immediately.