Confirmed Corona cases surge to 187,376 Death toll climbs to 3,695

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Confirmed Coronavirus cases in the country climbed to 187,376 on Tuesday after 3,946 new infections were reported during the last 24 hours.
As of now, Punjab has reported 68,308 cases, Sindh 72,656, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 23,388 cases, Balochistan 9,587 cases, Islamabad 11,219 cases, Gilgit-Baltistan 1,326 cases and Azad Jammu and Kashmir 892 cases. The death toll also climbed to 3,729 with 105 deaths reported over the last 24 hours.
Punjab recorded 1,365 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 68,308, according to the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department.
A spokesperson for the department said, 60 more people died from coronavirus, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,495 in the province. The number of people recovering from the disease has risen to 19,580, said the spokesperson.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Mushtaq Ghani tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time, the provincial assembly speaker said on Tuesday.
“I had myself tested after two weeks and the test came back as positive again,” Ghani said, adding he had quarantined himself at home for the last 10 days. He added he does not have any symptoms of the virus.
Giving a break up of activities carried out by various local councils, Special Assistant to KP Chief Minister on Local Government Kamran Bangash said the local government offices carried out 842 activities, whereas the administration of the village council carried out 880,963 activities.
In Sindh, 1,564 fresh coronavirus cases were detected in 24 hours after 6,597 tests conducted in the province. Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, in a statement on the coronavirus situation, said that the total number of infections across the province has soared to 72,656 as the province conducted a total of 3,95,287 tests. Shah said that 21 more patients of coronavirus died in the last 24 hours across the province, taking death toll to 1,124.
Balochistan has reported a daily decline in the number of Covid-19 cases for the third time, according to the provincial health department.
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal has stressed the need for Covid-19 testing to begin at district level in the province. The chief minister was presiding over a meeting to review developments of Covid-19 and facilities being provided at all divisional and district health units of the province.
He directed officials concerned to prepare basic infrastructure for setting up diagnostic laboratories for testing at all divisional and district headquarters hospitals. Under the Nutrition Programme, self-isolated patients of Covid-19 will be provided with food packages.