LAHORE    -   Another 276 new cases of dengue virus were re­ported in Punjab during the last 24 hours. Accord­ing to health department sources, a total of 7039 cases of dengue virus have so far been reported during the current year while 9 people died of virus and 1061 patients are under treatment in different hospitals of the province. The Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare department reported 119 cases of dengue in Lahore, 69 in Rawalpindi, 36 in Gujranwala, 11 in Multan, 5 in Faisalabad, 5 in Okara, 4 in Sargodha, 4 in Sheikh­upura, 3 in Vehari, 2 in Gujrat, 2 in Sialkot, 2 in At­tock, 2 in Bahawalpur, 2 in Jhelum, 2 in Mandi Ba­haudin, 2 in Jhang, 01 in Sahiwal, 01 in Hafizabad, 01 in Dera Ghazi Khan, 01 in Chakwal, 01 in Toba Tek Singh and 01 cases of dengue in Rahimyar Khan during the last 24 hours. All suspected cas­es of dengue have been kept in surveillance and their tests are being conducted. The anti-dengue squad destroyed dengue larvae at 2826 places in the province during continuous daily based sur­veillance. The anti-dengue squad conducted sur­veillance at 419,933 indoor and 103,097 outdoor places to detect dengue larvae during the last 24 hours. The P&SHD urged the people to adopt pre­cautionary measures and keep their environment clean and dry to protect themselves from dengue.

CORONAVIRUS CASES DECREASING IN PUNJAB, 13 NEW CASES REPORTED 

The number of coronavirus cases are decreasing in Punjab as 13 new cases were reported, show­ing 0.8 percent positive rate while one citizen lost his life to the virus during the last 24 hours. 

According to the data shared by the spokesper­son of Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare department (P&SHD), the number of coronavi­rus cases in the province reached 522,211 while death toll 13,612 and recoveries 506,815.

The P&SHD confirmed that 07 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Lahore, 02 in Baha­walpur, 01 in Multan, 01 in Sahiwal, 01 in Sialkot and 01 new case of Covid-19 was reported in Faisalabad district during the last 24 hours. The Punjab health department has so far conducted 12,241,820 tests for Covid-19 in the province. The Punjab health department has urged the masses to follow SOPs for their protection and cover their faces with masks.