LAHORE: Death toll of Covid-19 patients in Punjab reached 607 on Thursday after 37 more people died of the virus during the last 24 hours.

Of them 14 died in Lahore, 10 in Sialkot, nine in Rawalpindi and four in Faisalabad.

The death toll in Lahore reached 226, Sialkot 16, Rawalpindi 129 and Faisalabad 51.

According to the official figures released on Thursday, 1,615 more people tested positive for the virus during the last 24 hours in Punjab, including 724 in Lahore, taking the total number of confirmed patients to 31,104 in Punjab and 14,569 in Lahore.

Of the new cases, Multan reported 181, Rawalpindi 153, Faisalabad 99, Gujrat 67, Bahawalpur 66, Vehari 30 and Muzaffarghar 28.

The others were reported in Nankana Sahib, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Khanewal, Narowal, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Mianwali, Khushab, Bhakkar and Bahawalnagar.

A spokesperson for the health department said 7,712 patients had been recovered completely since the outbreak of the virus in Punjab. —

Published in Dawn, June 5th, 2020