The number of new reported coronavirus-positive cases and related deaths has started dropping in Punjab, as 1,523 new cases were reported in the province on Sunday as compared to 2,538 on Saturday, while Covid-19 claimed 60 lives as compared to 82 on Saturday.
In Lahore too, the number of new cases was 728 on Sunday as compared to 1,166 on Saturday.
The official data of past 10 days shows that the total number of Covid-19 patients in the government and private hospitals was recorded at 1,031 on June 11 and by June 20 the number dropped to 861.
A health department official said the number of new coronavirus-positive cases might further drop in the days to come following the latest “selected lockdown” imposed in different localities in Lahore and other cities on June 16 midnight. Since the coronavirus incubation period could go up to 14 days, the official said a fair comparison of new cases could be made by June 30.