Coronavirus: Nationwide tally of deaths jump to 2,729

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

15th Jun, 2020. 12:00 pm

As Pakistan confirmed 5,248 coronavirus cases in one day with additional 97 deaths, the national infection toll now stands at 144, 482.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 2,729.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Till now 54,138 coronavirus cases confirmed in Punjab, 53,805 in Sindh, 18,013 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 8,177 in Balochistan, 8,569 in Islamabad, 1,129 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 647 in Azad Kashmir.

Patients are under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available.

Health Violations

The National Command and Operations Centre reported that 10,557 violations of health instructions observed across the country in the last 24 hours.

The NCOC reported that authorities had also sealed or fined more than 1,252 markets/shops, 12 industries and 1,148 transports.

The authorities based on the trace track and quarantine strategy, have imposed a city-wide lockdown in Muzzafarabad, while two sectors of Islamabad have also been lockdown.

Cases to hit one million

Planning Minister Asad Umar says if the carelessness of citizens in following standard operating procedures continues, cases might climb up to 300,000 by the end of this month and to a million by end July.

World Bank Warns Of Severe Crisis

World Bank has warned that 176 million people in South Asia expected to pushed into poverty due to novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to a report released by the World Bank, it stated that two-thirds of South Asia is on the verge of getting pushed into poverty.

Officially, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh had the third, seventh- and tenth-most new cases in the world this week.

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