LAHORE: The number of novel coronavirus patients increasing due to neglecting the standard operating procedures (SOPs) Punjab chief minister said on Tuesday.
The active cases of coronavirus in province have increased to 2198 as 108 new infections were reported in past 24 hours, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar stated.
In last 24 hours, 12 more patients of the disease died in the province and the overall death toll reached to 2310, he said.
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar stated that the number of coronavirus patients was earlier dropped to a larger extent but in 20 days of October the tally of infections and casualties have increased.
The chief minister appealed citizens to follow the precautionary measures in letter and spirit. The cooperation of citizens is necessary to avoid the second wave of the COVID-19, Buzdar said.