Pakistan Coronavirus cases tally hits 228421

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Jul, 2020. 10:19 am

The total number of novel coronavirus cases in Pakistan has risen to 228421, after new cases reported in the country.

According to the latest figures;

In Sindh, 92306 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have been reported. Of these, 52388 have recovered. Punjab reported a total of 81317, cases; of these 42856 have returned back home after getting recovered.

27843 cases have so far been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and of these 16243 have recovered. In Balochistan, 10708 Coronavirus cases have so far been reported. Of these, 5688 have recovered. 13409 cases have so far been reported in Islamabad and recoveries are 8610.

In Azad Kashmir, there are 1288 confirmed cases of coronavirus and of these 688 have recovered whilst in Gilgit-Baltistan, out of 1550 cases, 1199 patients have recovered. The virus claimed lives of 31 people across the country during the last twenty four hours taking the death tally to 4712.

Total recovery toll stands at 127672.

Earlier Health Advisor Dr Zafar Mirza has said that corona cases are decreasing in the country.

Addressing a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on National Health Services, Zafar Mirza said that the number of corona patients in hospitals in the country was declining.

Briefing the committee, Dr Zafar Mirza said that by the grace of Allah, the number of corona cases in the country is decreasing, the number of patients on ventilators is also decreasing and 40% of the ventilators in the health sector of Pakistan have not been used.

The committee members said that they have reduced the testing, there would be at least 40,000 tests on July 1, and the ability to test has been reduced.

Hydroxychloroquine trials halted

WHO says it is discontinuing its trials of the hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after the medicines failed to reduce mortality.

“These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised COVID-19 patients when compared to standard of care. Solidarity trial investigators will interrupt the trials with immediate effect,” the WHO said in a statement, referring to large multicountry trials that the agency is leading.

Global coronavirus cases cross 11.29 million

More than 11.29 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 529,505 have died.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

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