Govt Of Punjab Research Study Suggests Lahore May Have Almost 700,000 Corona virus Cases!
Govt Of Punjab Research Study Suggests Lahore May Have Almost 700,000 Coronavirus Cases! The coronavirus seems to be relaxing its grip from the countries it had exhausted but it seems like Pakistan has not even.
The coronavirus seems to be relaxing its grip from the countries it had exhausted but it looks like Pakistan has not even hit its peak yet. Currently, the amount of total COVID-19 cases in Pakistan stands at an alarming 73,000. With almost 3000 deaths, the news just keeps getting worse.
A recent test study revealed that Lahore has become the epicenter of the coronavirus in Pakistan. With 25,000 cases of COVID-19 in Punjab, Lahore has the lion’s share of 12,000 positive cases. However, this is often not the most important worry.
The testing study concluded by the govt of Punjab itself has made a shocking revelation. Through smart sampling, it's being expected, that Lahore currently has almost 7 lac, yes you read that correct, almost 7 lac coronavirus positive cases.
Annexure 3 of the report states: “With the results of both sampling exercises pouring in, a worrisome picture of the COVID-19 prevalence within the communities is emerging. The positivity rate is 5.18%.”
Almost 700,000 positive cases in Lahore – lockdown needed
The report then adds that the general rate was 6% while some towns showed a positivity rate of just about 15%. It further reads: “The actual new cases during the exercise in Lahore are estimated at 6.70,800. These cases being asymptomatic couldn't be reported to the health facilities but became the most source of infection and native transmission.”
Consequently, the suggestion now was given to the govt of Punjab under the patronage of Usman Buzdar is to place an entire lockdown in Lahore. That too, for 4 weeks, at least. And this point, by complete lockdown the suggestion is to not let anyone out. Otherwise, this presumed 7 lac figure will multiply beyond repair.
This is one of the foremost alarming news’ received since COVID-19 hit Pakistan. Moreover, the summary reveals that no area in Lahore was left unaffected. Every a part of the town had COVID-19 patients.
Since the news broke, people are taking to social media to point out their fear and disgust at how the govt handled this pandemic. Meanwhile, PM Imran Khan on the opposite hand is talking about reopening tourist spots in Pakistan. This, before we've even hit the potential peak of COVID-19 in Pakistan.