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Soaring in cases, deaths due to SOPs are not heeded | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths in Pakistan rose to 49,391 and 1,051 respectively on Thursday due to community non-compliance with health protocols asking for cough etiquette, respirator hygiene, and social distance. From 49,391 confirmed cases, Sindh reported 19,924 cases, Punjab 17,382, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 7,155, Balochistan 2,968, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 1,138, Gilgit-Baltistan 579, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) 133.

Of 1,051 deaths, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 365 deaths, Sindh 336, Punjab 297, Balochistan 38, Gilgit-Baltistan 4, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 10, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) 1. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, people seem to have started paying the price for negligence when 20 people died in the last two days, 14 of them on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 365 – the highest number of deaths in any city in the country.

With 365 deaths, KP leads the highest human loss from coronavirus in the country. A total of 340 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 which brought the total number of confirmed positive cases to 7155 in the KP, again the highest number of positive cases. Of the 14 people who died of coronavirus at KP, seven of them belonged to Peshawar alone. Peshawar has suffered more fatalities than any other city in the country. Up to 216 people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 in Peshawar so far. Also, with 92 positive cases reported from Peshawar, the total number of cases reached 2,694 in the city, again the highest number of positive cases were reported in any city in the country. Bajaur and Karak Districts also lost two people each.


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Paying attention to the SOP at least causes a surge in corona cases | Instant News


ISLAMABAD: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 36,736 and deaths to 788 on Thursday, because buyers and traders who deliberately ignored safety protocols gave the virus the freedom of control to infect and kill more.

The federal and provincial governments have established safety / health protocols for the masses and urged the masses to comply with them for their safety, but all these SOPs were violated by the people. The market and the market are filled with happy buyers without masks and standing together.

Of a total of 36,736 confirmed cases throughout the country, Sindh reported 14,099 cases, Punjab 13,561, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 5,423, Balochistan 2,239, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 822, Gilgit-Baltistan 501, and AJK 91 at 12:30 am. Of 788 deaths across the country, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported 275 deaths, Sindh 243, Balochistan 27, Gilgit-Baltistan 4, Punjab 284, Capital Territory of Islamabad 6 and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) one.

Meanwhile, the deaths of nine more patients on Thursday increased the number of deaths to 223 in Punjab, while confirmed cases rose to 13,561 with the addition of 336 new infections.

Of a total of 223 deaths at 11:53 pm, 82 occurred in Lahore, 38 in Rawalpindi, 37 in Multan, 24 in Gujranwala, 15 in Faisalabad, six in Sargodha, five in Rahim Yar Khan, three in Gujrat, two each each in Bahawalpur and Toba Tek Singh and respectively in Attock, Hafizabad, Jhang, Sahiwal, Nankana Sahib, Sialkot, Muzaffargarh, Sheikhupura and Narowal.

Of the total 13,561 patients in Punjab so far, 1,926 are members of the Tableeghi Jamaat, 768 pilgrims who returned from Iran, 86 prisoners in nine districts and 10,781 residents, most of whom fell prey to local transmission. Of the total confirmed patients, 4,636 had gone to their homes after recovery and 223 died while 8,702 were still being treated in various hospitals and quarantine facilities throughout the province.

Of the collective number of ordinary citizens, detainees and those isolated in quarantine facilities in Punjab, the highest number of 6,699 cases have been confirmed in Lahore alone, which has become the center of the corona virus with 82 victims and the addition of 178 new patients in one day.

In addition, 978 patients were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Multan, 792 in Gujranwala, 791 in Rawalpindi, 601 in Gujrat, 524 in Faisalabad, 461 in Sialkot, 325 in Sargodha, 277 in Dera Ghazi Khan, 176 in Muzaffargarh, 165 in Rahim Yar Khan, 163 in Jhelum, 132 in Bahawalpur, 127 in Lodhran, 126 in Hafizabad, 105 in Vehari, 98 in Sheikhupura, 96 in Kasur, 95 in Khushab, 93 in Bhakkar, 80 in Mandi Bahauddin, 78 in Narowal, 65 in Narowal, 65 in Narowal, 65 in Attock, 62 in Jhang, 58 in Nankana Sahib, 48 in Bahawalnagar, 47 in Layyah, 43 in Chiniot, 38 in Pakpattan, 36 in Sahiwal, 33 in Rajanpur, 31 in Mianwali, 30 each in Toba Tek Singh and Okara, 24 in Khanewal and 20 in Chakwal.

According to a Corona Monitoring Room spokesperson at the Department of Primary and Secondary Health, so far 145,577 tests have been carried out in the province. Of those, he said, 13,561 tested positive for the virus.

In Sindh, the virus claimed nine more lives between Wednesday and Thursday in Sindh, increasing the number of deaths from infectious diseases in the province to 243, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said in a statement issued on Thursday.

He added that 758 new cases of COVID-19 had also been detected in Sindh for 24 hours.

The CM stated that they had tested 4,487 samples between Wednesday and Thursday, 758 of which were positive, which constituted 17 percent of the sample.

He stated that since the first COVID-19 case in the province, 107,827 samples had been tested and 14,099 cases, which represented 13.1 percent of the total tests, were diagnosed. At present, 10,783 patients are being treated, of which 9,307 are in isolation at home, 915 in isolation centers and 561 in different hospitals, CM said, adding that 105 patients were in critical condition, including 37 on ventilators.

According to Shah, so far 243 patients have recovered from viral diseases. He said the ratio of patients who recovered was 17 percent of the total patients.

He said of the 758 new cases in Sindh, Karachi had 555 cases, of which 137 belonged to the Eastern District, 124 in the Central District, 107 in the Southern District, 72 in the Korangi District, 72 in the Malir District, and 58 of them in the Western District.

About the rest of Sindh, CM 33 new cases have been diagnosed in Hyderabad, 26 in Larkana, 16 in Matiari, six in Tando Mohammad khan, five in Kamber-Shahdadkot, three each in Dadu, Ghotki and Jacobabad, each in Mirpurkhas, respectively in Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Shaheed Benazirabad, Shikarpur and Jamshoro, and respectively in Tharparkar, Kashmore-kandhkot, Naushehroferoze, Sujawal, and Thatta.

Speaking of Larkana, Shah said four deaths from the new corona virus had been made there while it was also suspected that eight other deaths in Mohalla were also caused by infectious diseases. “We have collected 105 contact samples from eight people who died due to unknown reasons for laboratory tests and the results are waiting,” he added.

Shah also regrets those who refused to give their samples for laboratory tests. “This is the result of baseless propaganda in which people on social media are seen saying coronavirus is nothing and that is a conspiracy while others say that fake tests are being carried out,” he said and pleaded with people to understand the gravity of the situation like many people have died from infections.

CM deplores similar propaganda in Pir-jo-Goth, Khairpur, where people have been misled that fake tests are being carried out by the government.

“I fight for the lives and health of the people but some people do not care about the health and lives of others playing politics for their personal interests,” he said.

CM urges people not to be influenced by baseless propaganda and to look after themselves and others around them. He hopes that everyone will work closely with the health department to help make efforts to fight viral diseases successfully.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the pandemic claimed nine more lives on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 284.

In addition, 171 more people tested positive, with a total of 5,423 in the province. Peshawar continues to suffer more than any other district in KP due to the loss of four lives as a result of chronic illness. With these four deaths, the total number of deaths in Peshawar reached 168.

It also reported 73 positive cases on Thursday. Peshawar, which is declared the most affected place in the country, has recorded 2,100 positive cases since outbreaks of infectious diseases.

The virus each claimed one life in the districts of Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi, Swat and Malakand. On May 14, 2020, the case fatality rate (CFR) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was 5.23 compared to 5.23 on Wednesday, the most in the country, with 5423 confirmed cases, 171 new confirmed cases and 284 deaths, 9 new death which is still the most domestic.

The case fatality rate in Peshawar was 7.77 compared with 7.85 on Wednesday, the largest in any city in Pakistan, confirming cases, 2160 of which were 73 new confirmed cases, deaths: 168 of which were the four most new deaths in the province. Case fatality rates remain the same in KP while decreasing in Peshawar compared to Wednesday.

With nine deaths reported in the last 24 hours from the KP and four of them from Peshawar, that means that Peshawar has contributed 45 percent of the deaths that occurred in the province during the last 24 hours, and the situation is continuously very grim, gloomy and gloomy. worse at KP in general and in Peshawar in particular.

APP added: In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, a number of whooping citizens still remained trapped overseas due to the closure of regular international flight operations around the world.

However, the outline is that the Government of Pakistan faces challenges and takes the lead in starting aid flight operations for the evacuation of its citizens from various countries.

On May 13, at least 24,500 displaced Pakistanis were repatriated from various countries under special repatriation operations announced by the government after stopping international flights at the end of March to curb the spread of the corona virus in the country, a senior Foreign Ministry official. Pakistan and Human Resource Development notified APP on Thursday.

He said the return of stranded Pakistanis was being carried out in stages.

Workers, students and Pakistanis on expired visas were given top priority during the repatriation process, he added.

Giving his farewell, officials said most of the repatriated citizens were from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC) because they always remain the main destination for Pakistani workers.

As of May 13, more than 9,100 citizens were brought to Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 1300 from Qatar, 1,000 from Saudi Arabia, 600 Oman, 227 Bahrain and 150 from Iraq.

He said the government had also made arrangements to transport Pakistanis from other countries such as Britain from where it was bringing back around 3,000 citizens.

The official said at first, the country’s bandwidth to transport displaced citizens from around the world was 2,000 per week, which then increased to more than 6,000 per week to improve the repatriation process, he added.

At least 49 flights will operate between May 11 and May 21 to bring back 11,660 Pakistanis from abroad to the rest of the world, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry tweeted, announcing the addition of more flights to flight schedules already issued.

According to the ministry, 2,560 Pakistanis will return from the UAE via 10 special flights.

During this period, seven flights will transport 1,750 Pakistanis from Qatar, while six flights are arranged for displaced citizens in Saudi Arabia.

Likewise, a large number of Pakistanis will be evacuated from China, Britain, the United States and Oman under special repatriation operations.

It can be mentioned here that the efforts of the Pakistani government regarding its national repatriation are praised at the national and international level.


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A call to arrange a commission to investigate the surge in the number of corona cases | Instant News

LAHORE: Jamaah-e-Islam naib ameer Liaqat Baloch said that mass doubts about corona patients increased because patients suffering from cancer and other diseases were also declared corona patients.

He demanded the government establish a national commission to investigate the facts in this regard, he said while speaking on the occasion of donating eight ventilators to Surriya Azeem Hospital by the Al-Khidmat Lahore Foundation.

Baloch said the corona was spreading at full speed. He said people were unclear about smart locking. No one would believe that by the time the corona patient was only 400, the lock was tight but now when the corona patient has reached 40,000, the lock has been reduced.

Meanwhile, speaking with the Kisan Council delegation who met him in Mansoora to inform them of their problems, Liaqat Baloch said the government had announced different packages for farmers and agriculture but they did not benefit from this.

The farmers, he said, were left high and dry when procuring wheat, rice and sugar cane. He suggested that farmers’ confidence would increase with the announcement of the procurement price of cotton. He urged the government to immediately arrange the procurement of two million bales of cotton to facilitate farmers.


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Mass. Top 80,000 Coronavirus Cases, Report 174 New Deaths – NECN | Instant News

More than 80,000 people in Massachusetts have now been infected with a new corona virus, health officials said Wednesday, reporting 174 other deaths.

The total number of confirmed cases now reaches 80,497, after rising 1,165 on Wednesday, and the number of deaths is 5,315, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

It came a day after the department reported only 33 deaths from the corona virus in Massachusetts, the lowest number since the spike, although that was partly due to the late reporting on Monday which included some of the deaths that should have been reported on Tuesday. However, Monday and Tuesday together only an average of 81 deaths per day, about half of the number seen during the surge in mid-April.

However, health leaders and officials have encouraged the public not to draw long-term conclusions from data for one or two days, and the increase in deaths on Wednesday is returning to levels reported during the spike.

Officials have warned that recovery will take place long after the virus stops spreading very quickly. Among them was Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who announced Wednesday that his city has reported no deaths from the new corona virus the day before.

“A day without death to report is certainly a good day but we still have work to do if we want to see it every day,” Walsh said.

Mayor Marty Walsh said that the city still has a lot of work to do before life returns to normal.

When the daily counts decline, indicating that the worst pandemic may be over for now, speculation has changed to when and how Massachusetts can be safely reopened. But Governor Charlie Baker remained silent Wednesday about what businesses will be able to return to work on May 18, when phase 1 the plan will begin.

Massachusetts for weeks became one of the COVID-19 epicenter in the U.S., with the fourth most cases – surpassed this week by Illinois, which now has a surge – and death among all countries.

Baker and other health officials said Massachusetts’ high count was likely due to state testing among the country’s most per capita population – more than 400,000 tests were conducted on Tuesday, according to the Department of Public Health.


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Corona infected 30,428 throughout the country | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan ranked 19th in the global coronavirus ranking on Sunday after the national count of confirmed patients reached 30,428. According to the coronavirus tracker by John Hopkins University, the country is now ranked 27th with 659 deaths.

Pakistan’s position in the global ranking dropped from 24 to 22 last Friday after the number of positive cases increased to 26,806 with the addition of 1,791 new cases.

With the addition of 1,991 new cases on Sunday, the number of confirmed cases rose to 30,346. This is the biggest one-day jump since February 26 when the first case was reported.

Sindh led the count with 11,480 cases, followed by Punjab with 11,093, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 4,669, Balochistan 1,935, Gilgit Baltistan 442, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 641 and AJK 86.

In the past 24 hours, 13,341 tests were conducted in which 1,991 returned positive. In total, 283,517 tests have been carried out in the country so far. Meanwhile, 267 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recovery in the country to 8023.

Of the 659 deaths, KP reported 245, Sindh 189, Balochistan 24, Gilgit-Baltistan 4, Punjab 192, and the Capital Territory of Islamabad (ICT) 5. Meanwhile, the death toll in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sunday reached 245, when 11 patients died due to death the deadly one. the virus which also infected 160 people on Sunday, increased the number of positive cases in the province to 4,669.

Of the 11 people killed on Sunday, eight of them belonged to Peshawar. With the last eight deaths, the total number of deaths caused by coronavirus has increased to 149 in Peshawar. In addition, Peshawar, which is said to be the most affected place anywhere in the country than coronavirus, has recorded 81 more positive cases.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Peshawar itself has reported 1,891 positive cases of COVID-19, the highest number in any city in the province and country, according to health experts. Besides Peshawar, other districts including Mardan, Swat and Battagram lost one person each due to the corona virus on Sunday.

The Peshawar Division – the Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Khyber, and Mohmand districts – has been shown to be most affected by coronavirus. Has lost 161 lives and recorded 2,127 positive cases since outbreaks of infectious diseases in the province.

After Peshawar, Nowshera with six deaths and 105 positive cases was the second most affected district in the Peshawar Division. Third is Charsadda with four officially confirmed human losses and 84 positive cases. Second is the Malakand Division with 40 deaths and 1132 infected people at KP. Then Swat led with 16 human losses and 351 positive cases of the corona virus in the Malakand Division.

Unofficial figures, however, are higher not only in the Malakand Division but elsewhere in KP, with most people avoiding taking patients to hospital, fearing that the government will then place them in corona patients and stop them from traditional funerals.

On May 10, 2020, the case fatality rate in Pakistan was 2.16 compared to 2.24 on Saturday, from 29,465 confirmed cases of 1991 new confirmed cases, and 639 deaths, ie 21 new deaths.

The case fatality rate at KP is again higher at 5.24 compared to 5.18 on Saturday, the largest in the country. The KP has recorded 4,669 cases with 160 new confirmed cases, and 245 deaths, 11 new deaths, which are still the largest in the country.

And the case fatality rate in Peshawar was higher than 7.88 compared to 7.79 on Saturday, the largest in any city in Pakistan, with confirmed cases, 1891 which was 81 new confirmed cases, and 149 which were eight new deaths are still the most in the province.

Case fatality rates have decreased in Pakistan compared to Saturday but this figure has increased surprisingly in KP and Peshawar compared to 21 deaths on Saturday have been reported in the last 24 hours in Pakistan and 11 of them came from KP which means KP has been contributed 52 percent of deaths occurred in the country in the last 24 hours, while Peshawar itself has contributed eight deaths among all deaths occurring in the country in the last 24 hours.

That means Peshawar alone has contributed 38 percent of deaths over the past 24 hours, so the situation is very grim and worse in KP in general and Peshawar in particular.

Meanwhile, five House Chief Minister Sindh’s staff – including assistant Murad Ali Shah – have been positive.

CM House staff have been tested for the corona virus after Chief Assistant special minister Murad Ali Shah Rashid Rabbani contracted the infection.

Officers, drivers and technicians working at CM House are among those who have been diagnosed with this disease. Sources told Geo News that employees who tested positive for COVID-19 had been isolated.

The news broke out hours after Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said in a video message that more than 1,000 cases of the corona virus had been reported throughout the province over the past 24 hours.

CM Shah said 5,498 tests were carried out in which 20% or more than 1,000 patients returned positive. He said that the count of confirmed cases in the province reached 11,480 and four deaths were recorded. The chief minister further said that the number of people who died from the corona virus had reached 180 so far. He said 246 positive cases were reported from Pir Jo Goth in Khairpur, after which strict locking was carried out in the area.


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