Pneumonia on rise in Lahore: 19 deaths reported in one week

Pneumonia Lahore

LAHORE: The capital of Punjab, Lahore, is witnessing a concerning surge in pneumonia cases, with reports indicating 19 deaths within a week.

In the past 24 hours, ten individuals have succumbed to pneumonia in Punjab, while the total number of pneumonia-related deaths in the region has reached 55 in the last 7 days.

Additionally, Lahore has reported 62 new cases of pneumonia in the last 24 hours.

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Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi announced on January 10th an extension of winter vacations for nursery and prep students in the region, now scheduled to last until January 19, 2024. The decision was taken due to death of 36 children in Punjab from pneumonia within the initial 10 days of January.

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