LAHORE: Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Punjab. Another 1,609 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. Despite all the efforts of the Punjab government, the spread of Coronavirus could not be stopped. The total number of patients rose to 391,298 after 1609 new cases of corona were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the health department. The death toll has risen to 11,821 after 24 more people died from the virus. According to official figures, the overall positive rate of Corona was recorded at 7.1 in all cities across the province yesterday. In the last 24 hours, 586 cases have been reported in Lahore, 256 in Rawalpindi, 97 in Faisalabad, 89 in Multan, 53 in Sialkot, 52 in Gujranwala, 47 in Rahim Yar Khan and 44 in Jhang.