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June 20, 2021

12 COVID patients die, 302 recover

 
June 20, 2021

LAHORE : As many as 12 COVID-19 patients died and 158 new positive cases were confirmed in Punjab during the last 24 hours.

According to Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) report issued on Saturday, the toll of fatalities was raised to 10,615 in Punjab, while confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 344,799 in the province. As many as 4 deaths occurred in Lahore, which raised the toll to 4,279 in provincial metropolis.

After 10,615 fatalities and recovery of a total of 323,925 patients, as many as 10,259 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 as many as 302706 corona patients are recovered in the public sector hospitals being run under the control of SHC&MED and Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department, while 302 patients are recovered during the last 24 hours.

In a press statement issued here on Saturday, SHC&MED Secretary Barrister Nabeel Ahmed Awan said that decline in wave of corona pandemic was witnessed in the province which reflect that out of 7465 beds reserved in all government hospitals for corona patients, 6634 beds were lying unoccupied.

Likewise, 1555 beds reserved in government hospitals of Lahore and 1342 beds were vacant so far.

The Secretary SHC&MED said that the department had arranged 3327 beds in Isolation wards of all government hospitals in the province, out of which, 3103 beds were vacant.

However, 412 beds for corona patients are reserved in isolation wards set up in government hospitals of Lahore and 366 beds are unoccupied. In addition, 3356 beds are also reserved in HDU for patients suffering from COVID-19 in all the hospitals of government and 2915 beds are vacant while, in hospitals of Lahore, 865 beds reserved in HDU and 759 beds are unoccupied, Nabeel Awan he added.

The Secretary SHC&MED said the health department had arranged 782 ventilators for corona patients in all hospitals of the provincial government, of which 166 ventilators were under use while 616 were unoccupied.

Around 278 ventilators are reserved in Lahore hospitals, of which 61 are occupied and 217 ventilators are vacant, said Nabeel Awan.