QUETTA: One ninety four (194) more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease in Balochistan in the past 24 hours taking the total number of infections in the province to 5,776.
The pandemic has affected 93,983 people across the country with 4,734 new cases of infection reported nationwide during the last 24 hours. So far 54 patients have died of the contagious disease since the first case of the pandemic emerged in the province in March.
“The province has conducted 28,652 virus tests up till now. 2,110 people have recovered from the virus, said Balochistan Health Director General Dr Saleem Abro at a briefing about recovery of patients.
According to data released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 34,889 cases have been reported in Sindh, 35,308 in Punjab, 12,459 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5,776 in Balochistan, 4,323 in Islamabad, 331 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 897 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
So far 32,581 patients have recovered from the virus while the death toll stands at 1,935 with almost 100 deaths in last 24 hours. Pakistan has carried out 22,185 tests to detect coronavirus in last 24 hours taking the overall number of the tests in the country to 660,508.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2020