ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s coronavirus cases on Friday surpassed 50,000 after recording 2,603 more patients were diagnosed with COVID-19, the health ministry said.
The deadly contagion claimed the lives of 50 people in the past 24 hours, bringing the death rate to 1,067, the Ministry of National Health Service said.
Of a total of 50,694 patients, Sindh reported 19,924 cases, Punjab 18,455, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 7,155, Balochistan 3,074, Islamabad 1,326, Gilgit-Baltistan 602 and Kashmir occupied by Pakistan with 158 cases.
It was also reported that so far 15,201 people had recovered from the virulent virus.
In the past 24 hours, 1,064 people recovered from the novel coronavirus.
The authorities also carried out a record 16,387 tests, taking the number of tests so far in the country to 445,987.
A special flight from Emirates carrying 251 stranded Pakistanis arrived at Islamabad International Airport from Dubai after Pakistan allowed the airline to operate special flights.
Officials said that all passengers were transferred to different quarantine centers in Islamabad for 24 hours for medical tests related to COVID-19.
The federal government has decided to restore international flights from Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar.
Officials say that the decision was taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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