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.