Coronavirus cases: Lahore is worst-affected followed by Pindi: Dr Yasmin Rashid

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Coronavirus cases: Lahore is worst-affected followed by Pindi: Dr Yasmin Rashid

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LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said here on Tuesday that the number of confirmed corona patients in Punjab is 27,850 and in the last 24 hours, 1610 people tested Covid-19 positive. A total of 7,116 people have recovered, 540 people have lost their lives which include 43 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The minister was addressing a press conference at the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department along with P&SHD Special Secretary Ajmal Bhatti and CEO Mayo Hospital Professor Asad Aslam Khan.

The health minister said Punjab has conducted 245,544 tests with 6,371 tests in the last 24 hours. Lahore is the worst-affected district with 12,878 patients. Rawalpindi has 2,255 patients, Gujranwala 1,435, Multan 1,220 and Faisalabad 1,662 confirm patients. Punjab has conducted the highest number of Contact Tracing with 90,871 tests. Due to Contact Tracing, 4,887 more patients have been identified in Punja..