Pakistan's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crosses 56,000

Pakistan's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crosses 56,000

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Sunday rose to 55,768.

Overall, 19,557 cases were reported in Punjab, 22,491 in Sindh, 7,905 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,403 in Balochistan, 619 in Gilgit Baltistan, 1,592 in Islamabad, and 197 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the National Command and Control Centre, the death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 1,156, while at least 17,198 patients have fully recovered.

The number of coronavirus cases has continued to soar despite the country remained under a lockdown nearly one and a half month.

Last week, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that fresh tranche of sixth consignment containing medical and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for doctors and paramedics has been sent to Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

According to NDMA spokesman, the transported equipment to Sindh province contained 52,500 N-95 and KN-95 masks and 63,000 protective suits.

Sharing the details of equipment sent to AJK, he said 5,250 N-95 and KN-95 masks and 6,300 protective suits have been delivered to various hospitals of AJK.

The spokesman said that 8,750 N-95 and KN-95 masks, 10,500 protective suits were sent hospitals of Gilgit-Baltistan.

He added that face masks, face shields, surgical gloves, shoes cover and safety goggles have also been delivered to the hospitals of different federating units.

The seventh tranche of medical equipment and PPEs will be sent to federating units after Eid-ul-Fitr.

The global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 5.2 million and death toll tops 337,000.