Situation Report: Pakistan Sees Record 2,603 New Cases and 50 Deaths in a Single Day

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 50,694 on Thursday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

Total confirmed cases: 50,694

  • Sindh: 19,924
  • Punjab: 18,455
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 7,155
  • Balochistan: 3,074
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 1,326
  • • Gilgit-Baltistan: 602
  • AJK: 158

Deaths: 1,067

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 365
  • Sindh: 336
  • Punjab: 31
  • Balochistan: 39
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 4
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 12
  • AJK: 1

Officials have recorded more than 5.1 million cases and more than 332,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.

11:45am – Lahore, Pakistan — IG Punjab proud of officials performance 

Inspector General Punjab Police Shoaib Dastagir said that his head was held high after seeing the performance of the cops amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Police officers without caring about their lives are standing at the frontline of coronavirus,” said IG Punjab, in a special message to officers on account of Eid and Jummat ul Wida. He added that two police officials have died and close to 500 cops have contracted the virus.

“Close to 100 officers [tested positive for the virus] have returned to their duties after recovering from the virus,” said the IG.

11:20pm – Quetta, Pakistan — Home minister urges people to follow social distancing 

Balochistan Home Minister Zia Langove has urged the people to follow social distancing and safety precautions while shopping for Eid.

The minister stated that the easing of lockdown has made the chances of coronavirus spreading much higher. He added that if safety precautions are not followed then they will have to seal the markets.

10:35am – Karachi, Pakistan — Complete lockdown not being observed in Sindh today

A complete lockdown will not be observed in Sindh today, and Jummat ul Wida congregations will be held as per the government announced SOPs.

The Sindh government has announced that arrangements will be made where the congregations will be held. 

10:15am Mike Pompeo welcomes Pakistan’s goodwill donation 

9:55am — Islamabad, Pakistan — Nationwide death tolls rises to 1,067

Death toll in Pakistan due to the coronavirus rose to 1,067 after Islamabad and Punjab reported new deaths.

According to the national dashboard, 13 new deaths were reported in Punjab, two new deaths were recorded in Islamabad.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa leads the tally in the country with the highest number of deaths 365, followed by Sindh 336. Punjab has reported 310 deaths, Balochistan 39, Islamabad 12, four in Gilgit-Baltistan and one in AJK.

9:55am — Islamabad, Pakistan — Confirmed cases jump past 50,000 as Islamabad, AJK, Punjab report new cases

Confirmed cases in the country jumped to 50,694 on Friday after new cases were detected in Islamabad, Punjab, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the national dashboard, 1,073 new cases were recorded in Punjab, 91 new cases were recorded in Islamabad, while 10 new cases were reported in AJK.

SIndh leads the tally in the country with the highest number of infections 19,924, followed by Punjab 18,455. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 7,155 cases, Balochistan 3,074, Islamabad 1,326, 602 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 158 in AJK.

10:07pm/May21 — Karachi, Pakistan — Sindh’s cases at a glance

Figures reported by the Sindh health department show that Karachi witnessed a sharp spike in cases over the last 24 hours. The city reported 856 new cases of the total 960 in the province.

9:20pm/May21 — Karachi, Pakistan — Eid congregations to be offered in open spaces: Sindh govt

Sindh government in the 20 points SOPs issued for Eid-ul-Fitr congregations said that they should be prayed in open spaces.

According to the notification issued by the provincial home department security and cleanliness should be ensured for Eid prayers.

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