81 students in the province of Punjab have tested positive for coronavirus. This figure was yield during a random testing drive that involved 39,000 students.
As per the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, as many as thirty-nine thousand two hundred and ninety-six students were tested randomly for the virus at seven hundred and sixty-three schools across the province. Of them, thirty-eight thousand seven hundred and sixteen samples came back negative while the samples of eighty-one students turned out positive. The results of the remaining students are awaited. Out of the infected students, forty-five are from Gujranwala, twelve from Gujrat, nine from Nankana Sahib, two each from Bakhar and Larkana, and one case in Dera Gazi Khan.
Previously, sixty-seven cases of coronavirus surfaced when the random sampling was conducted at the different schools in Balochistan.
The provincial health department during the random testing drive between the 7th to the 18th of September diagnosed COVID-19 cases at many schools. As per the health department, the ratio of positive cases has been 14.3 percent.
The health officials revealed that nine hundred and fifty tests were conducted of the students, teaching and non-teaching staff. Out of that sixty-seven cases were reported positive while four hundred and three were identified as negative. They further indicated that the reports of four hundred and eighty cases have not been released yet.
via Pakistan Today