LAHORE: Thirty more people died from Covid-19 issues across Punjab, including 10 in Lahore, on Saturday.

According to official figures, the death toll has reached 659 in Punjab and 247 in Lahore. In charge of Guldasht police chowki Abid Commando is among the deceased.

Similarly, 2,164 new cases of the virus were reported in the last 24 hours in Punjab, taking the total number to 35,308 so far. Of the total cases, 1,082 were reported in Lahore, 270 Multan, 130 Rawal-pindi, 117 in Faisalabad and 72 cases were reported in Bahawalpur.

Former Punjab health minister Khwaja Salman Rafique also tested positive for the virus.

Other cases were reported from Nankana Sahib, Sheikhupura, Kasur, Jhelum, Attock, Chakwal, Narowal, Hafizabad, Toba Tek Singh and Rahim Yar Khan.

Published in Dawn, June 7th, 2020