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June 11, 2021

Another 39 patients succumb to COVID-19

 
June 11, 2021

LAHORE:As many as 39 COVID-19 patients died and 221 new positive cases were confirmed in Punjab during the last 24 hours.

According to Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) report issued on Thursday, the toll of fatalities was raised to 10,436 in Punjab, while confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 343,252 in the province. As many as 11 deaths occurred in Lahore, which raised the toll to 4,209 in provincial metropolis.

After 10,436 fatalities and recovery of a total of 320,723 patients, as many as 12,093 active cases still remain, who are either isolated at homes or under treatment at different quarantine centres and health facilities.

Meanwhile, the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department (SHC&MED), Punjab, has informed that around 299675 corona patients are recovered in the public sector hospitals being run under the control of SHC&MED and Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department, while 624 patients are recovered during the last 24 hours.

In a press statement issued here on Thursday, SHC&MED Secretary Barrister Nabeel Ahmed Awan said that 7583 beds were reserved in all government hospitals for corona patients, out of which 6459 beds were unoccupied. Likewise, 1635 beds reserved in government hospitals of the provincial metropolis and 1358 beds were vacant so far. The Secretary SHC&MED said that in view of the surging corona pandemic, the department had arranged 3344 beds in Isolation wards of all government hospitals in the province, out of which, 3014 beds were vacant.

However, 424 beds for corona patients are reserved in isolation wards set up in government hospitals of Lahore and 381 beds are unoccupied. In addition, 3454 beds are also reserved in HDU for patients suffering from COVID-19 in all the hospitals of Punjab government and 2864 beds are vacant while, in hospitals of Lahore, 927 beds reserved in HDU and 777 beds are unoccupied, Nabeel Awan added.

The Secretary SHC&MED said the health department had arranged 790 ventilators for corona patients in all hospitals of the provincial government, of which 209 ventilators were under use while 581 were unoccupied. Around 284 ventilators are reserved in Lahore hospitals, of which 84 are occupied and 200 ventilators are vacant, said Nabeel Awan.