The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) killed 31 more people in the country over the previous 24 hours, taking the death toll to 3,590.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 4,471 fresh cases were detected, taking the national tally of the infected cases to 181,088.
4,471 new infections detected when 30,520 tests conducted over the past 24 hours.
So far, more than 1.1 million tests have been conducted in the country. 106,040 COVID-19 patients are under treatment.
69,628 cases detected in Sindh so far, 66,943 in Punjab, 21,997 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 9,475 in Balochistan, 10,912 in Islamabad, 845 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 1,288 in Gilgit Baltistan.
Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had identified 92 hotspots in 20 cities which cover 40 percent of all active cases of COVID-19 and lockdown in these areas would affect only three percent of the total population of the country.
Moreover The World Health Organization has urged the countries and individuals to be extremely vigilant, as coronavirus cases are increasing at a steady rate. Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned on Friday at a virtual press conference, “The world is in a new and dangerous phase,”
Sufficient Supply Of Remdesivir
Furthermore State Heath Minister Dr Zafar Mirza says the government is ensuring sufficient supplies of remdesivir for critical coronavirus patients. He said the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) issued import and registration letters for emergency use of the antiviral drug.