According to the Corona Latest Updates from Pakistan, the case load in Pakistan of COVID-19 was up to 13,915, with 587 new cases registered during the previous 24 hours, an official of the NCOC said on Monday.
He said that a total of 292 deaths from the disease were reported and in the last 24 hours, 11 reported. He said there were 3,029 treated patients. In total, 150,756 tests were performed and 6,391 tests were performed in the last 24 hours. He recorded 4,996 cases of Sindh, Punjab leading with 5,526, 1,984 cases of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan’s 781 cases, Azad Jammus and Cashmir’s 65 cases, Gilgit Baltistan’s 318 cases, and Islamabad’s 245 cases.
He claimed the deaths of Punjab were 84, Sindh 85, KP 104, GB 3, Balochistan 13 and ICT 3. He added: 872, Sindh, 176 in Balochistan, 219 in GB, 1,183 in Punjab and 29 in ICT had recovered.
According to the reporting, local transmission was 81% while the foreign travel ratio was 19%. He added that 717 hospitals throughout the country had been dealing with COVID-19 and 3,455 patients were admitted.
In the mean time, the coronaviral cases confirmed in AJK rose to 68 on Monday with 9 new patients screened in the last 24 hours positive for COVID-19.
Eight new corona patients belonged to the district of Kotli, and one to the district of Bagh, according to the AJK Health Department. Around 35 patients with coronavirus have been discharged after the rehabilitation, and 33 patients have been under care, eight in Kotli and Rawalakot Joint Military Hospital District Headquarters (DHQ), two in Bagh and Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, seven in Palandri Hospital, and six in Muzaffarabad State Government Hospital.
Adding that Pakistan is being able to perform 40,000 coronavirus tests everyday, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Lt. Gen. Muhammad Afzal Monday, has said. H e said that in the next couple of days the laboratories of the country will perform up to 40,000 COVID-19 tests daily, as he spoke to the media after receiving a consignment from China of 18 tons Medical Equipments.
He stated that the NDRMF collaborated with the NDMA to procure the $50 million in medical equipment from China. tHe added that there would soon come three or four more flights with most of them PPE and ventilator support. The President of the NDMA praised the NDRMF for the funding of large medical equipment deliveries.
NDRMF CEO Lt Gen (R) Nadeem Ahmed said the Fund in supplying the PPE is guaranteed to the health and safety of the doctors and paramedics in the frontline of coronavirus combat. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has funded NDRMF to provide the federation and provinces with approximately $105 million to purchase more medical equipment through the NDMA. The World Bank is now supplying Pakistan with $60 million to do this.
Nadeem Ahmad said the NDRMF is going to seek to generate revenue for those whose businesses or careers have been hit by the lock. The talks for $40 million-45 million to purchase more medical equipment were close to completion with the French Development Bank.
In the meantime, 235 coronaviral cases were found in different areas of Islamabad with three COVId-19 fatalities, including one in the F-10, one in Tarnol and one in the Rawat region of Islamabad, according to statistics collected by the Islamabad District Administration.