Lahore/Islamabad – a significant improvement has been seen in a number of extracts from COVID-19 country, the rate is now approaching 153,134. There were 88,094 cases of active virus in the country on Saturday.
According to officials, at least 2,752 new cases surfaced in the last 24 hours, taking the tally 246,351. They include 85,991 in Punjab, 102,368 in Sindh, 29,775 in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,128 in Balochistan, 13,927 in Islamabad, 1630 in Gilgit Baltistan and 1532 in Azad Kashmir.
On the other hand, the death toll from the virus reached 5,123 with more than 65 deaths in the last twenty four hours. Some 23,569 tests corona was conducted during this period. The Minister of planning, development and special initiatives, Asad Umar, on Saturday said that precautions were vital to the health and continuation of business in the country.
On Twitter he stated that curb the spread of the coronavirus is the responsibility of every person in the country.
With 65 new deaths, the virus toll reaches 5,123
Asad Umar, who also heads the national team and technical operation (NCOC) in Corona, said that if countries are following the precautions that everyone would be safe and employment will continue, otherwise disaster might ensue in the country, as happened in the USA, Brazil and India.
He also said that was 2,969 crown patients on oxygen and 546 to the fans in Pakistan as of June 20. He was satisfied that on Friday, this figure reached 1,762 into oxygen and 394 for fans, registering a decline of 28% in the cases of the coronavirus in the country. He explained that the decline Covid-19 cases for the effective implementation of smart-locks and adherence to SOP to the public.
Meanwhile, according to official figures, 62 per cent of patients with coronavirus in Pakistan is still recovering. According to the latest data from Covid-19 portal, 62 percent of patients with coronavirus in Pakistan has recovered. As 246,351 cases of the syndrome were registered in the country so far of which 153,134 recovered, while 2,156 are in critical condition. From these extracts, 4,042 were recorded
in the last 24 hours. In addition, Islamabad capital territory collectively recorded 156 new cases coranavirus and four deaths. Gilgit Baltistan has recorded 11 new cases, compared to 14 the previous day during the Azad Jammu and Kashmir, confirmed, 47, of the 26 cases last Friday.
Another 16 people, including three women, died in Karachi from a new corona virus between Tuesday and Wednesday while 731 more people were diagnosed with a viral disease in Sindh, including 625 in the city.
This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued on Wednesday. “Three women out of 16 were victims of COVID-19 in Sindh, all in Karachi, for the past 24 hours. With this death, the number of deaths due to coronavirus has reached 234. This shows that we are still facing an increase in infections and deaths that call for compliance with standard operating procedures [SOPs] in letters and spirit, “CM emphasized.
He stated that 731 more cases of corona virus were newly diagnosed in Sindh when 4,223 samples were tested for 24 hours. The highest number of new COVID-19 patients came from Karachi where 625 people were found to be infected with an infectious disease, he added.
The CM said 731 new cases made 17.3 percent of the 4,223 new tests. “Because we will increase the number of tests, more cases will be detected,” he said, adding that collective efforts were needed to overcome infectious diseases. The health ministry has so far carried out 103,340 tests and diagnosed 13,341 cases in the province, which represents 12.9 percent of the total tests.
After the death of 16 more COVID-19 patients, CM said the number of disease deaths in the province had increased to 234 or 1.7 percent of the total cases. “With God’s grace, our death ratio is relatively low and we are trying to control it by implementing SOPs.”
According to CM, 10,272 patients are currently being treated throughout Sindh. He said 8,840 patients, who constituted 86 percent of the total patients, were in isolation of the house where they were advised by doctors via telephone calls, while 919 and 513 patients had been treated in isolation centers and in different hospitals respectively.
Shah said 606 patients had recovered and returned to their homes. “So far 2,835 patients have recovered and the recovery ratio has reached 21.3 percent, which is encouraging but needs to be increased further and this will be possible when people will start getting themselves voluntarily tested,” he said.
Regarding new cases in Karachi, CM said out of 731 new corona virus cases, Karachi had 625, of whom 140 were from the Eastern District, 127 from the Southern District, 116 from the Malir District, 85 from the Central District, 60 from the Western District and 57 from Korangi District.
He added that experts had indicated that May would see an increase in coronavirus cases. “We have made it easy to lock in the certainty of traders and people that SOPs of social distance, wearing masks and avoiding crowds will be in order today but the results are contradictory,” he said and continued saying that if such attitudes did not change, we would not be able to get rid infectious diseases.
He said the data showed that 4.6 percent of patients who could not survive the disease were aged between 51 and 60 years, 8.5 percent between 61 and 70 years, 11.5 percent between 71 and 80 years and 22.5 percent were 81 year and up.
Sharing the gender distribution of death cases, Shah revealed that 76 percent of them were male and 24 percent were female.
Speaking about other districts in the province, CM said 24 new cases had been detected in Larkana, 22 in Hyderabad, 14 in Ghotki, 10 in Sukkur, eight in Kashmore-Kandhkot, seven in Shikarpur, five in Shaheed Benazirabad, four each in Sujawal and Tando Mohammad Khan, two each in Jacobabad and Naushehro Feroz, and each in the districts of Umerkot, Khairpur, Kamber-Shahdadkot and Jamshoro.
Mental health assistance channel
The CM also launched the Sindh Mental Authority assistance channel 021 & 022-1 111-117-642 to help and support people facing mental health problems during the pandemic.
CM said the aid channel had been developed to meet the needs of psychological crisis interventions related to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. “The corona virus pandemic has caused mental stress, depression, anxiety and other psychological problems among people,” he said and added that people can call from anywhere in the province to the helpline to share their problems with experts and get they suggested.
Earlier, the Chair of Sindh’s Mental Health Authority, Dr. Karim Khuwaja, briefed CM about the relief channel. “If the telephone number is dialed with code 021, it will be connected to the Jinnah graduate institute and when the telephone number is dialed with code 022, it will be connected to the Sir Cowasjee Jahangir Psychiatric Institute, Hyderabad.”
Dr Khuwaja told CM that in both hospitals, prominent psychiatrists would give callers advice. The relief channel facility will be available from 8 am to 3 pm but the time may be extended in the future, he said.
LAHORE: Tanzeem Islami (TI) Ameer Hafiz Aakif Saeed has questioned why the PTI government was hesitant to restore economic activity in the country as the whole world loosened the lockdown.
Even the Covid-19 heat zones such as the US and Europe have moved towards easing lockdowns and restarting economic activity to provide assistance to the masses, but the PTI authorities seem to insist not to reduce the lockdown.
He said Pakistan is a poor country and more than 30 percent of its people live below the poverty line, he said in a statement on Friday. He said that locking in Pakistan had a bad impact on the poor and middle class.
He demanded that the government begin to loosen the lockdown so that the poor and working class could start earning a living again. He deplored the way the media tried to portray and ‘prove’ the mosque as the only potential source of the spread of Covid-19.
When Indians opened fire on the Control Line and died as martyrs of innocent civilians, Hafiz Akif Saeed deplored that while the whole world was suffering from the threat of the corona virus, Delhi gave up the inhuman attitude that showed the fascist face of the Modi regime.