Latest Updates COVID-19: 4,944 New Cases, 136 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours Pakistan’s COVID-19 Cases in Decline for Four Days, PM

The Covid-19 respiratory illness caused by this mysterious contagion has so far infected more than 7.9 million people in 202 countries and territories of the world – and over 435,000 of them have died and counting.

The nationwide tally of Covid-19 patients stands at 165,062 with 61,678 cases in Punjab, 62,269 in Sindh, 20,182 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 8,998 in Balochistan, 1,225 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9,941 in Islamabad and 769 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The virus has claimed at least 3,229 lives while around 61,383 coronavirus patients have recovered.

The situation remains fluid and we’re updating stats as soon as new figures are officially released.

10:00am: Key pillars in Pakistan’s response against Covid-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Malik Muhammad Safi from Pakistan’s Ministry of Health elaborated key pillars in Pakistan’s response against Covid-19: governance and financing, prevention, suppression and communication.

Pakistan has also been training healthcare workers, as well as increasing testing capacity.

9:40am: CFR in Pakistan 1.93% against 5.37% worldwide

The National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) mortality analysis showed case fatality rate (CFR) in Pakistan 1.93 per cent against 5.37 per cent worldwide.

73 per cent of males, ranging from ages 1 to 102 years have succumbed to the virus. 74 per cent over the age of 50 years and 73 per cent had chronic conditions.

91 per cent of deceased remained hospitalised.

9:30am: Over 10,111 violations observed across Pakistan in 24-hour period

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) reported over 10,111 violations of health guidelines observed across the country in the last 24 hours.

More than 813 markets, 1,443 vehicles and five industries were fined or sealed for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government.

There were 744 violations in Sindh, 2,176 in Punjab,  5,326 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), 908 in Balochistan, 741 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and 216 in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B).

9:25am: ‘Public schools to be at par with private schools with introduction of STEM programme’ 

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said the decision by all provinces to participate in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme will bring public schools at par with private ones.

In the first phase of the programme, 453 selected government schools from Grade 6 to matriculation will be converted into science schools and the scope of the programme will be extended to majority schools in five years.

9:00am: Nationwide tally stands at 165,062

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has reported the fifth consecutive day decline in positive cases in the country.

The centre reported 1,844 new cases and 136 deaths, taking the nationwide tally to 165,062. The death toll stands at 3,229.

61,383 patients have recovered from the deadly disease.

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8:50am: 103 ventilators to be distributed across Pakistan 

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said 103 additional ventilators have been added to the national Covid-19 efforts across Pakistan, making the total number of ventilators in the country 1,503.

To meet additional requirements of hospitals, the procurement of ventilators will be complete between mid to end July.

An additional 2,150 oxygenated beds will be distributed to the provinces, with 500 each to Punjab and Sindh, 400 to K-P, 200 to Balochistan, 450 to Islamabad, 60 to AJK and 40 to G-B.

Testing capacity has increased by 65 folds and will be further increase to more than 100,000 tests per day by mid July.

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