Pakistan

Confirmed coronavirus death toll rises to 237

Confirmed coronavirus death toll

Confirmed coronavirus death toll rises to 237 while total cases soar to 11,155.

According to National Command and Operation Center, the total number of coronavirus infection cases in the country has reached 11,155.

These include Punjab: 4767, Sindh, 3671, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1541, Balochistan 607, Islamabad Capital Territory 214, Gilgit-Baltistan 300, and Azad Kashmir 55 cases.

Confirmed coronavirus death toll

So far 2,527 patients of Coronavirus have been recovered.

237 people have died so far.

As per province wise details of death, Sindh reported 73 deaths, Punjab: 65, KP: 85, ICT: 03, Balochistan: 08 and GB: 03) and 111 others are in a critical condition.

131,365 tests have been conducted since outbreak of the pandemic.

Local transmission is 79 percent and foreign travel 21 percent.

The government has made ready 717 hospitals with Covid facilities with 2867 patients admitted across the country.

Meanwhile, government launched Online Pakistani Diaspora Health Initiative namely Yaran e Watan.

It launched for overseas Pakistani health professionals to enable them to become part of the national fight against Coronavirus.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza said, while addressing a news briefing in Islamabad this afternoon.

He said health experts can register themselves on the website yaranewatan.gov.pk.

It launched in collaboration with Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development with support from the Pakistani diaspora health organizations.

The Special Assistant said the platform will help utilize the full potential of the heterogeneous diaspora community.

They include medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, health economists, public health professionals and other professionals, in assisting development of Pakistan’s health sector.

GTV

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