27 more die in Punjab due to corona: toll now 1,629.


LAHORE -- As many as 27 more COVID-19 patients died in Punjab on Friday, taking death toll to 1,629.

As many as 796 new cases of novel coronavirus were also reported from across the province, raising the number of COVID-19 patients to 71,987.

So far 645 casualties have been confirmed from Lahore, 287 Rawalpindi, 162 Faisalabad, 114 Multan, 65 Gujranwala, 57 Sialkot, 44 Rahim Yar Khan, 34 Bahawalpur, 32 Gujrat, 25 Sargodha, 19 Sheikhupura, 17 each Dera Ghazi Khan and Mianwali, 15 Muzafargarh, 14 Sahiwal, 10 Kasur, eight Nankana Sahib, seven Toba Tek Singh, six each Okara and Vehari, five each Attock, Chiniot, Lodhran, Bhakkar and Hafizabad, four Jhang, three each Bahawalnagar and Jhelum, two each Rajanpur, Narowal, Khushab and Pakpattan, one each from Khanewal and Mandi Bahauddin none from Chakwal and Layyah.

Out of 796 new cases, 392 were reported from Lahore, 57 Faislabad, 42 Gujrat, 36 Bhakkar, 32 Multan, 28 Rahim Yar Khan, 27 Gujranwala, 24 Vehari, 20 Narowal, 18 Toba Tek Singh, 15 Muzafargarh, 13 Rajanpur, 12 Sahiwal, nine Bahawalpur, eight each Rawalpindi, Chiniot and Bahawalnagar, seven Khanewal, five each Kasur, Sialkot and Okara, four each Attock, Layyah and Pakpattan, three each Mandi Bahauddin, Nankana Sahib, Sheikhupura and Khushab and one from Lodhran.

So far 37,081 COVID-19 patients have been confirmed from Lahore, 5,722 Rawalpindi, 5,014 Multan, 4,744 Faisalabad, 2,582 Gujranwala, 1,917 Gujrat, 1,888 Sialkot, 1,211 Dera Ghazi Khan, 1,185 Bahawalpur, 982 Rahim Yar Khan, 938 Sheikhupura, 885 Sargodha, 798 Muzaffargarh, 536...

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