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Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 270,400 with 5,763 deaths


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

24th Jul, 2020. 12:25 pm
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Karachi

After 1,209 new novel coronavirus cases in last 24 hours reported, the nationwide tally of coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose to 270,400.

National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) release data according to which 54 deaths also reported due to virus in last 24 hours.

The nationwide tally of deaths has jumped to 5,763.

Pakistan has so far conducted 1,821,296 coronavirus tests and 22,006 in last 24 hours.

219,783 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,316 patients are still in critical condition.

Province Wise Details

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

Till now 115,883 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh,

91,423 in Punjab,

32,898 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,

11,523 in Balochistan,

14,766 in Islamabad

1,918 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,989 in Azad Kashmir.

Deaths 

Thus far, 2,096 people have lost their lives in Sindh.

2,105 in Punjab

1,169 in KPK
162 in Islamabad
46 in Gilgit Baltistan
136 in Balochsitan
49 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
PPP spokesperson Senator Murtaza Wahab said that 86pc of Sindh’s Covid-19 patients have recovered.

Restaurants to be opened 

Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat assured the provincial restaurants’ association on Friday that the government will announce the “good news” of opening restaurants under SOPs after Eid.

“Government plans to open up everything according to SOPs,” said the law minister in a meeting with a delegation of Punjab Restaurants Association. He also assured them that he knew how much the restaurant industry was affected by the coronavirus.

Global Situation 

On the other hand a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases from Japan to Belgium and Australia have seen a rise in the infection, which crossed the four million mark in the United States (US) and surged past the three million mark in Europe, on Friday.

While EU lawmakers combed through a huge aid package for their economies, the UN called for a basic income for the world´s poorest to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and the Red Cross warned of “massive” new migration caused by the economic devastation.

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