Situation Report: 2,076 New Cases, 36 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 61,227 on Wednesday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

Total confirmed cases: 61,227

  • Sindh: 24,206
  • Punjab: 22,037
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 8,483
  • Balochistan: 3,616
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 2,015
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 651
  • AJK: 219

Deaths: 1,260

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 425
  • Sindh: 380
  • Punjab: 381
  • Balochistan: 41
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 9
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 19
  • AJK: 5

Officials have recorded more than 5.7 million cases and over 354,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December, according to a Reuters tally.

11:45am – Karachi, Pakistan — Gym and fitness centres open up after three months

Gym and fitness centres in Karachi have opened up after a three-month closure due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The fitness centres have been opened with all the precautionary measures and the machines have been sprayed with disinfectants. Gyms have also been added with sanitizers and the government has made it mandatory that social distancing is followed.

The chairman of the Sindh bodybuilding association has stated that the gyms will remain open from 5pm to 9pm. 

10:00am — Islamabad, Pakistan Nationwide death toll climbs to 1,261

Death toll from the novel coronavirus jumped to 1,261 on Thursday after new deaths were reported across the country.

According to the national dashboard, 19 new deaths were reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours, while one each was reported from AJK and Islamabad.

10:00am — Islamabad, Pakistan Confirmed cases jump past 61,000

Confirmed cases in the country climbed to 61,227 after new cases were detected in Islamabad, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the national dashboard, 919 new cases were recorded in Punjab, while 136 new cases were reported in the federal capital, Gilgit-Baltistan recorded 13 new cases, and AJK reported five new cases.

Sindh leads the tally of confirmed cases in the country with 24,206 infections, followed by Punjab which has reported 22,037 cases. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 8,483, Balochistan 3,616, 2,015 in Islamabad, 651 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 219 cases have been reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

6:00pm/May 27 — Lahore, Pakistan Number of coronavirus patients decreasing in Lahore govt run hospitals

A Punjab government official announced that coronavirus patients in Lahore’s government-run hospitals have started to decrease.

“Patients are preferring home isolation. Only those patients are coming to the hospital whose condition is deteriorating,” said Dr Asad Aslam corona in charge of Mayo hospital and the field hospital set up at Expo centre.

The Doctor shared that there has also been a slight increase in patients who have been put on a ventilator. He added that the number of beds and ventilators will increase in the coming days.

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