Punjab reports 82 more deaths; highest in a single day.


Lahore -- Around 82 more succumbed to COVID-19 in Punjab on Saturday, the highest number of casualties reported in a day since the pandemic began.

So far 1,347 people have lost battle against Covid-19 in the province.

Similarly, as many as 2,538 new cases of the novel coronavirus were also reported from across the province, raising the number of patients to 64,216.

So far, 512 casualties have been confirmed from Lahore, 259 Rawalpindi, 126 Faisalabad, 105 Multan, 55 Gujranwala, 50 Sialkot, 34 Rahim Yar Khan, 31 Gujrat, 30 Bahawalpur, 22 Sargodha, 14 Mianwali, 13 each from Dera Ghazi Khan and Sheikhupura, 10 each from Sahiwal and Kasur, eight each from Nankana Sahib and Muzaffargarh, six Toba Tek Singh, five each in Attock and Hafizabad, four each from Lodhran and Okara, three each from Jhang, Bhakkar, Chiniot and Jhelum, two each from Rajanpur, Narowal, Bahawalnagar, Khushab and Vehari, one from Khanewal.

Out of 2,538 new cases, 1,166 have been reported from Lahore, 577 Rawalpindi, 180 Multan, 137 Faisalabad, 106 Gujranwala, 57 Sialkot, 38 Bahawalpur, 36 Gujrat, 35 Sargodha, 30 Rahim Yar Khan, 27 Muzafargarh, 16 Sahiwal, 15 Jhelum, 14 Jhang, 12 each from Dera Ghazi Khan and Khanewal, 11 Sheikhupura, nine each from Narowal and Vehari, eight Toba Tek Singh, seven each from Mandi Bahauddin and Bahawalnagar, six Kasur, five each from Nankana Sahib, Attock and Rajanpur, four each from Mianwali, Lodhran and Pakpattan, three Okara and one each from Layyah and Bhakkar.

So far 33,090 COVID-19 patients have been confirmed from Lahore, 5,413 Rawalpindi, 4,317 Faisalabad, 4,245 Multan, 2,415 Gujranwala, 1,737 Sialkot, 1,566 Gujrat, 1,146 Dera Ghazi Khan, 1,028 Bahawalpur, 823 Sheikhupura, 817...

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