COVID-19 sufferers in hospitals doubled in final 4 weeks: Punjab well being secretary

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The variety of sufferers in Punjab hospitals has doubled within the final 4 weeks, with over 8,000 sufferers admitted to hospitals in simply the previous few days.

Punjab Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department Secretary Nabeel Awan gave this replace whereas speaking concerning the  worsening scenario of coronavirus in Punjab on Friday.

He stated affected person capability is being elevated in hospitals.

The variety of coronavirus sufferers in Punjab is growing quickly, Awan shared, including that the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic will not cease.

Awan stated the Punjab well being division had proposed an entire lockdown to the federal government. But the federal government determined to not go for it at this stage, Awan stated.

On Friday, Pakistan reported 105 extra fatalities within the final 24 hours, taking the nationwide dying tally to 15,229 because the third wave of coronavirus turns into extra deadly within the nation.

According to National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) official information, about 5,312 new circumstances emerged within the nation with the full tally now recorded at 710,829 as of at this time.

The complete variety of coronavirus sufferers in Punjab is 243,295 and 6,851 folks have died because of the virus.