Latest Updates: 6,825 New Cases, 81 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours in Pakistan

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 139,230 on Sunday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

Total confirmed cases: 139,230

  • Sindh: 51,518
  • Punjab: 52,601
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 17,450
  • Balochistan: 8,028
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 7,934
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 1,095
  • AJK: 604

Deaths: 2,632

  • Punjab: 969
  • Sindh: 816
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 661
  • Balochistan: 83
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 75
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 16
  • AJK: 12

More than 7.78 million people have been reported infected with the novel coronavirus globally and over 428,000 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

1:25pm – Peshawar, Pakistan PTI MPA Dr Sumaira Shams tests positive for virus

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MPA from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Sumaira Shams has tested positive for the coronavirus said the lawmaker Sunday.

The MPA states that she had gotten her test done after showing symptoms of the virus. She added that she has isolated herself at her home following the test results.

1:05pm – Islamabad, Pakistan President Alvi inquires health of Railways Minister Shaikh Rashid 

President Arif Alvi on Sunday telephoned Railways Minister Shaikh Rashid to inquire about his health after he was taken to the hospital last night due to ill health.

The minister told the president that the doctors were taking good care of him and assured him that he’s fighting the coronavirus. 

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11:20am — Multan, Pakistan PTI’s Wasim Khan tests positive for virus

PTI’s Punjab Assembly member Wasim Khan has tested positive for the virus, the MPA said on Sunday.

“I have isolated myself after my coronavirus test came back positive yesterday,” Khan said.

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10:55am — Rawalpindi, Pakistan Sheikh Rashid says ‘feeling better’ after being admitted to hospital

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said he was feeling much better after he was shifted to a hospital after he was tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Public needs to take coronavirus seriously and take precaution,” Rashid said.

He added he was feeling much better than last night. “My treatment is continuing under the best doctors and nursing staff,” he added.

Rashid had been shifted to the Military Hospital Rawalpindi on Sunday night after said he was feeling unwell. The minister earlier this week had tested positive for the coronavirus.

10:05am — Karachi, Pakistan 79 employees at police training centre test positive for virus

At least 79 employees at the Saeedabad police training centre in Karachi have tested positive for the coronavirus, Principle Shaukat Khatyal said on Sunday.

According to Khatyal, the infected include two DSPs, an SP, inspectors and sub-inspectors.

He added, more than 400 officers and officials are enrolled at the training station at the moment.

9:40am — Islamabad, Pakistan Confirmed cases rise to 139,000, death toll jumps to 2,632

Confirmed cases in the country climbed to 139,320 after new cases were recorded in Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Sunday.

According to the national dashboard, 771 new cases were recorded in Islamabad, 51 in GB and 30 new cases in AJK in the past 24 hours.

The country’s death toll also climbed to 2,632 after new deaths were reported in Islamabad and AJK.

10:32pm/June 13 — Quetta, Balochistan PCR testing kicks off at Khuzdar teaching hospital laboratory

The Balochistan government has announced that PCR testing will now be conducted in the laboratory developed at the Khuzdar teaching hospital.

Khuzdar and other nearby districts will be able to utilise the facility for testing.

The facility marks a significant increase in testing capacity for the province.

07:22pm/June 13 — Lahore, Pakistan Actemra drug approved for trial

Punjab health minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has said that the Actemra drug has been approved for trial by the government.

An initial trial of 1,000 doses will be carried out.

According to a notice by the specialised healthcare department, the trial will be conducted “under strict criteria” in public hospitals and under the supervision of a coronavirus experts advisory group.

Dr Rashid said that so far, in whichever patient had been given the drug and who had recovered, it could not be ascertained if the drug alone led to the recovery.

07:06pm/June 13 — Quetta, Pakistan Balochistan govt scraps decision to allow reopening of restaurants

Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani has said that after receiving complaints over safety measures not being adequately taken, the government has scrapped the decision of allowing restaurants to reopen.

He said that hotels and restaurants are allowed to entertain take away orders.

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