Positivity rate reaches 7.1pc in Lahore

Published July 29, 2021
A health worker inoculates a media person with a dose of the Covid-19 coronavirus Sinovac vaccine at a vaccination centre in Rawalpindi on May 25. — AFP/File
A health worker inoculates a media person with a dose of the Covid-19 coronavirus Sinovac vaccine at a vaccination centre in Rawalpindi on May 25. — AFP/File

LAHORE: With a sharp increase in Covid cases, Punjab reported 12 deaths and 617 new infections during the last 24 hours.

In an alarming situation, the positivity rate in Lahore has reached 7.1 per cent, the highest one since Delta variant surfaced in the city.

Bahawalpur city reported 4.1pc, Multan 2.9 and Faisalabad district 7.2pc infectivity rate during the last 24 hours.

Of the new positive cases, 289 were reported in Lahore and 114 in Rawalpindi, the two districts which have been sharing most burden of the disease.

With new positive cases, the total number has reached 354,312 while deaths 10,976 in Punjab, according to the Covid update released here on Wednesday.

Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Secretary Sara Aslam said the Covid cases were increasing fast across the province due to the presence of Delta variant.

She suggested the citizens to take preventive measures as the fourth wave was taking an ugly shape.

The health secretary said the government had intensified campaign to vaccinate maximum number of people, being the best solution to stop further transmission of the Delta variant.

She said health teams vaccinated 45,850 people in Lahore during its door-to-door drive.

Published in Dawn, July 29th, 2021

Opinion

Hoping for miracles
Updated 26 Sep 2021

Hoping for miracles

Pakistan will be exposed to international recrimination if the Taliban revert to their old ways.

Editorial

26 Sep 2021

Intransigent Taliban

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan has delivered an effective speech at the UN General Assembly session detailing the salient...
26 Sep 2021

Deadly misinformation

THE distinction between ‘fake’ and ‘authentic’ news is now a concept impossible to escape. In an...
26 Sep 2021

Covid arrests

THE unilateral decision taken by Karachi’s East Zone police to arrest citizens without Covid vaccination cards ...
25 Sep 2021

NAB controversy

THE completion of the four-year term of NAB chairman Javed Iqbal early next month has afforded Prime Minister Imran...
Cabinet ‘inclusivity’
Updated 25 Sep 2021

Cabinet ‘inclusivity’

Voices are being raised questioning when the much-hyped inclusivity the group had talked about will materialise.
25 Sep 2021

Quorum malady

LACK of quorum has become a chronic problem for the present National Assembly which is in the process of becoming a...