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22 Covid-19 deaths, 553 cases reported across Punjab


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LAHORE: A total of 22 fatalities from the coronavirus were reported across Punjab in the last 24 hours, taking the provincial death toll to 2,848.

According to a spokesperson for the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, as many as 553 new cases of Covid-19 surfaced, pushing the total number of infections thus far reported across the province to 114,010.

Of the total fresh cases, 229 were detected in Lahore and 70 in Rawalpindi.

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While the country is witnessing a sharp increase in coronavirus cases since the start of the second wave, the Covid-19 positivity rate has soared to 6.8 per cent.

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As many as 38,983 samples were tested during the past 24 hours, out of which 2,665 turned out to be positive, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

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The infection claimed 59 more lives across the country during this period, lifting the death toll from the disease to 7,662. The number of active Covid-19 cases increased to 36,683.

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A total of 374,173 confirmed cases have been reported while 329,828 have recovered thus far. 653 of the patients under treatment are said to be in critical condition.

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