Situation Report: 3,938 New Cases and 78 Deaths Reported in 24 Just Hours

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 76,398 on Tuesday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

The province-wise break up of the total number of cases as of 9:45am, June 2, is as follows:

Total confirmed cases: 76,398

  • Sindh: 29,647
  • Punjab: 27,850
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 10,027
  • Balochistan: 4,514
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 2,893
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 738
  • AJK: 271

Deaths: 1,621

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 482
  • Punjab: 540
  • Sindh: 503
  • Balochistan: 49
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 11
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 30
  • AJK: 6

More than 6.2 million people have been reported infected with the novel coronavirus globally and over 374,000 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

12:20pm – Punjab Energy Minister Dr Akhtar Malik recovers from coronavirus  

Punjab Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar Malik shared that he has recovered from the coronavirus and tested negative for the infection. 

“My battle against COVID-19 is over but as nation we still have a long way to go,” tweeted the provincial minister. He also thanked his family and well wishers for his recovery.

12:10pm – Asad Umar chairs NCOC meeting in Islamabad 

10:50am – Karachi, Pakistan — Pakistan registers highest single day surge in positive cases 

Pakistan in the last 24 hours reported 3,938 cases in a single day, its highest spike since the coronavirus outbreak began in the country. While Pakistan also recorded 78 new deaths in the last 24 hours and carried out 16,548 tests.

Meanwhile, Punjab reported its highest death toll to date in a single day —  43 and its highest surge in number of cases — 1,610.

10:20am – Peshawar, Pakistan — KP arrests culprit accused of beating ENT doctor in Hayatabad Medical Complex  

9:45am — Islamabad, Pakistan — Death toll surges past 1,600

The death toll from the novel coronavirus climbed to 1,621 on Tuesday after new deaths were reported across the country.

According to the national dashboard, 43 new deaths were recorded in Punjab, and two each in Balochistan and Islamabad in the past 24 hours.

9:45am — Islamabad, Pakistan — Confirmed cases jump past 76,000

Confirmed cases in the country jumped to 76,398 on Tuesday after new cases were reported in Punjab, Islamabad, Balochistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the national dashboard, 1,610 new cases were detected in Punjab, 304 new cases were detected in the federal capital, 116 in Balochistan and 16 new cases in AJK.

11:59pm/June 1 — Quetta, Pakistan — Balochistan extends lockodwn for 15 days

The Balochistan government decided to extend its “smart lockdown” for another 15 days to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Business timings in the province will be from 9am-7pm, while it has been declared mandatory for masses to wear masks.

Transport shall remain suspended, while educational institutions shall remain closed in the light of the federal government’s decision.

11:23pm/June 1 — Islamabad, Pakistan — ICT has 90 ventilators: Dr Zafar Mirza

10:00pm/June 1 — Rawalpindi, Pakistan — Army with other state institutions will do all to mitigate COVID-19: COAS Bajwa

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa the Army along with other state institutions would do everything to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations said.

The ISPR, in a statement, said that the COAS visited the Command and Staff College Quetta and addressed officers and faculty of Command and Staff College.

COAS said that a well trained and professionally competent Army is a guarantor for peace. Pakistan Army with the backing of the nation is one such formidable force.

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