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19 July: Pakistan Observe 1,579 New Cases and 46 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours


Pakistan’s confirmed cases top 263,000, death toll climbs to 5,568

By: Web Desk

Confirmed cases in the country climbed to 263,496 after 1,579 new infections were reported in the country in the past 24 hours.

According to the national dashboard, there are 112,118 cases in Sindh, 89,793 in Punjab, 31,890 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,424 in Balochistan, 14,576 in Islamabad, 1,807 Gilgit Baltistan and 1,888 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir .

The country also reported 46 fatalities in the past 24 hours taking the taking the death toll to 5,568.

The number of recoveries from coronavirus stand at 204,276.

Govt introduces comprehensive reform programme in Pakistan’s health sector

Prime Minister Imran Khan said the government has introduced a comprehensive reform programme in the country’s health sector.

Chairing a meeting regarding developmental projects in the health sector in Punjab, the premier said the masses have to face immense difficulties during the pandemic due to negligence of past regimes who failed to accord due priority to the health sector.

He ordered for the utilisation of all available resources for timely completion of health projects and to ensure provision of health facilities and sanitation in all major hospitals of the province.

Furthermore, the premier said to ensure strict implementation of all precautionary measures and standard operating procedures (SOPs) during Eidul Azha to contain the spread of the virus.

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 14.3 million, death toll at 600,497

By: Web Desk

More than 14.3 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 600,497 have died from COVID-19, according to a Reuters tally. 

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

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