LAHORE – Another COVID19 patient died at Mayo Hospital on Wednesday, bringing the death rate in the province to 17.
Shababa Zaheer, 32, was treated five days ago after testing positive for coronavirus. COVID19 patients who have kidney problems exhale last Wednesday. So far 17 patients have died in the province including nine in Lahore, four in Rawalpindi and each in the wombs of Yar Khan, Jhelum, Faisalabad and Gujrat.
A total of 78 new COVID19 patients were reported from all provinces on Wednesday, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 2,108.
Of the 78 new cases, 39 were reported from Raiwind Markaz, 30 of the ordinary citizens had a history of travel or via local transmission and nine from prisons in Lahore. The number of confirmed COVID19 patients in Lahore prison reached 58.
Of the 2108 confirmed COVID19 patients, 744 were Tableeghi Jamat preachers, 695 pilgrims who had just returned from Iran, 58 prisoners and 744 citizens who had a history of travel or were victims of local transmission.
Of the 744 confirmed COVID preachers, 455 were in quarantine centers in Raiwind, 31 in Hafizabad, 17 in Layya, 16 in Sargodha, 15 in Rahim Yar Khan, 14 in Vehari, 10 each in Sheikhupura and Jhelum, nine in Gujrat, eight in Gujrat, eight in Bahawalnagar, six each in Rawalpindi and Sialkot, four in Khushab, three in Mandi Bahauddin, two in Nankana Sahib and respectively in Bhakkar and Rajanpur. A total of 10,263 preachers who recently attended Tableeghi Ijtema were at quarantine centers in 33 districts for testing and isolation.
Of the 695 confirmed patients from pilgrims, 457 were in quarantine centers in Multan, 220 in Dera Ghazi Khan and 18 in Faisalabad.
So far 744 residents have also tested positive for the virus in 28 districts in the province. These people have travel history or they are infected through local transmission.
The highest number of cases have been reported from Lahore where 340 patients are being treated at various centers. There were 98 patients treated in Gujrat, 63 in Rawalpindi, 39 in Gujranwala, 30 in Jhelum, 21 in Faisalabad, 19 in Sialkot, 18 in DG Khan, 15 in Mandi Bahauddin, 13 each in Nankana Sahib and Vehari, 10 in Mianwali, nine each in Kasur and Bahawalnagar, eight in Chiniot, six each in Hafizabad, Narowal and Sargodha, four in Multan, each three in Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur and Lodhran and each in Sheikhupura, Attock , Layya, Okara, and Khushabhab.
The Punjab Ministry of Health has sent an SOP to deal with COVID patients19 and rescued other prisoners in prison to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
According to a spokesman for the Department of Primary and Secondary Health, all patients receive treatment in quarantine centers and isolation rooms in public sector hospitals. He said that serious patients were immediately transferred to the High Dependency Unit. He urged people to stay home, wash their hands frequently and use hand sanitizers. He advises social distance and adopts preventive measures when attending sick family members.
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