Nearly 2,800 New cases reported total toll hikes to 250,000: Pak

Nearly 2,800 New cases reported total toll hikes to 250,000: Pak According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 69 more persons died taking the death toll to 5,226. Another 1,837 patients were in critical condition.

13th July 2020, Pakistan Pakistan’s number of Coronavirus cases on Monday crossed the 250,000-mark after 2,769 new infections were detected in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said.

According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 69 more persons died taking the death toll to 5,226. Another 1,837 patients were in critical condition.

The rate of recovery was improving and so far 161,917 patients have recovered across the country. Out of the total 251,625 infections, Sindh has reported 105,533 cases, Punjab 87,043, Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa 30,486, Islamabad 14,108, Balochistan 11,185, Gilgit-Baltistan 1,671 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 1,599.

A total of 1,585,170 tests have been conducted, including 22,532, in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, Karachi registered 312 new Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, according to a statement issued from the Chief Minister House- the city’s lowest single-day total of new infections in over two months.

The last time the metropolis had reported this low a daily figure of new cases was on May 6, when it recorded 339 infections. Daily cases have been on the decline in Karachi, the country’s worst-affected city, since last month, when it reported daily numbers well above 2,000 cases, Dawn reported.

A 250-bed hospital was built in 40 days to meet the increasing demands to ease pressure on other hospitals in Islamabad, the officials said. Separately, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) decided to set up a committee in the Interior Ministry to prevent the spread of misinformation about the deadly Coronavirus on social media.

The committee led by Interior Minister Ijaz Shah will prepare a legal framework to prevent and counter fake news.

Also, Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked to ensure strict implementation of the standard operating procedures on the occasion of Eidul Azha and during Muharram.

Eidul Azha will fall on August 12 while the month of Muharram, which marks the start of the Islamic year, will begin on September 1, Dawn News reported.

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