Pakistan Coronavirus Update: Death toll passes 1000

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th May, 2020. 10:56 am

The number of confirmed deaths in Pakistan due to novel coronavirus has is nearly 1000 with more than 45000 infections.

According to the details, Pakistan confirmed 46 more deaths from coronavirus in one day as nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 986 and positive cases surged to 45,898. National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said 1,932 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours. According to the national dashboard, 104 new cases were reported in the federal capital while 18 new cases were recorded in AJK.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Till now 16,685 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 17,947 in Sindh, 6,554 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,885 in Balochistan, 1,138 in Islamabad, 556 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 133 in Azad Kashmir.

Patients are under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available. In addition to this, Pakistan  conducted 414,254 coronavirus tests and 13,962 in last 24 hours. 13,101 coronavirus patients recovered whereas many are in critical condition.

On the other hand, Pakistan Railways has partially resumed train operations across the country from today (Wednesday) with 15 up and 15 down trains to facilitate passengers during Eid-ul-Fitr.

Some of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for train operations include; Passengers are requested to maintain a reasonable distance from each other. Travel with minimal people in an emergency. Train booking will be through online ticketing only. Offices will be closed. Booking will be closed after 60% occupancy. Sanitizer walk-through gates will be installed at various stations. Passengers will be allowed to enter the station one hour before the departure of the train.

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