Corona cases Updates from Pakistan -Corona cases soar to 15,738
Corona cases Updates from Pakistan: Pakistan announced 8 more deaths from novel coronavirus on Wednesday, as the number of cases across the country reached 15,738 and 346 people lost their lives, a private news channel announced.
Detailed knowledge has found evidence in Punejab for 5,827 coronavirus cases, Sindh for 2695, Khyber for 2160, Balochistan for 915, Gilgit for 230, Islamabad for 297, Azada and kashmir for 65. Though 3,425 patients have recovered so far.
While Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said 404 new cases of positive coronavirus were identified for the first time and eight patients died leaving the death toll in three digits, 100.
“This is a very bad problem because we are finding more cases and taking more heads, while the 20.5 percent recovery figure is promising, but we need to save our people’s lives,” CM Sindh said in his daily video message, unfolding the coronavirus problem in Sindh. He said that 404 new cases appeared after 3729 tests were conducted.
“This is quite troubling that out of 404 cases, 332 belong to Karachi, “he said, adding” Karachi is on the rise in terms of new cases and patient deaths.”The chief minister said the government has performed 51,790 tests against which the number of cases found has reached 5695 so far. “The 404 new cases constitute 10.8 percent of the 3729 checks carried out over the last 24 hours,” he added.
The chief minister said there were 4,426 patients under care, including 3,187 or 72% in home isolation, 762 or 17% in isolation centers and 477 or 11% in separate hospitals. “Our 54 patients are in critical condition, 18 of them on ventilator,” he said.
“I want to advise the Karachi people to take precautionary measures, including wearing masks, keeping children and the elderly at a distance, stop unnecessarily coming out of their houses, otherwise the effects would be bad,” he said.
The chief minister sharing data from other districts said 14 cases in Sukkur were reported as positive, 13 in Khairpur and Larkana each, seven in Shaheed Benazirabad and Shikarpur each. The chief minister said the local spread is also growing in rural areas, which spoke clearly about our people’s inability to observe SOPs from WHO and experts.
Two flights from Kuala Lumpur and Abu Dhabi took back 505 stranded Pakistan to Karachi, the chief minister said. “They have all been tested, 69 of them have been diagnosed as positive and 39 results have yet to come,” he announced.
The chief minister said the laboratory’s testing capability in Sindh was being enhanced and a new lab was being built at Larkana. The chief minister said it was permitted to run some industrial units and online company but they will have to obey the SOP. “We do need to protect ourselves, and others,” he said.