The government’s Covid-19 portal shows that 2,438 more people have recovered from coronavirus in Pakistan in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 210,468.
According to the latest statistics, 1332 new coronavirus cases were reported in the country during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 267,428.
These include 114,104 in Sindh,
90,816 in Punjab,
Punjab has reported 372 coronavirus cases and five additional fatalities, according to the government’s database on Covid-19.
32,523 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
11,469 in Balochistan,
14,701 in Islamabad,
1,878 Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,937 in Azad Kashmir.
Islamabad has reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus, taking its total to 14,701, according to the government’s Covid-19 portal.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 15 new cases while Gilgit Baltistan has confirmed 10 more cases.
Islamabad has also reported one more death while GB has recorded two additional fatalities from the virus.
Meanwhile, 38 patients died of the virus during the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 5677.
18,331 corona tests were carried out during this period.
Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr. Sania Nishtar said that the cash grant has successfully been distributed among 10.3 million families in a short span of time under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme.
She said there are multiple projects running under the umbrella of Ehsaas Initiative.
She said Ehsaas program also includes micro financing programs which would help generate income for respectable livelihood and Poor people need to be provided with opportunities to get themselves out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
Coronavirus affecting Education
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that Forty million children missed out on basic education due to coronavirus across the world.
In a statement, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said child care and early childhood education build a foundation upon which every aspect of children’s development relies.
However, the pandemic is putting that foundation under serious threat.
Global coronavirus cases exceed 15 million
Global coronavirus infections surged past 15 million on Wednesday.
The United States has the highest number of cases in the world with 3.91 million infections.
The United States recorded 68,524 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.
The country, which is the world’s hardest-hit, has now registered a total of 3,891,893 infections.
Another 961 more deaths were recorded, bringing total fatalities to 141,883.
The top five countries with the most cases is rounded out by Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa.
Globally, the rate of new infections shows no sign of slowing.