Pakistan has reported a total of 1,490 new cases of covid-19, lowest since March 8, with the positivity ratio of 3.02 per cent in the last 24 hours. A total of 49,285 samples were tested during the said period, as per latest figures shared by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

Out of those 49,285 tests, 14,369 were conducted in Sindh, 21,546 in Punjab, 7,628 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 3,366 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 1,326 in Balochistan, 325 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 725 in AJK.

Total active cases in the country are now at 47,376.

58 deaths were also reported during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll of the country to 21,323. As per NCOC, 3,205 patients are in critical care in various hospitals across the country.

1,820 more people recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recovered patients to 864,931.

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Punjab has reported a total of 342,498 cases, Sindh 323,828, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 134,558, Islamabad 81,766, Balochistan 25,819, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 19,519, and Gilgit Baltistan 5,642.

Breakdown of deaths and cases reported during the last 24 hours is given below.

  • Sindh: 756 cases, 20 deaths
  • Punjab: 306 cases, 24 deaths
  • Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: 237 cases, 14 deaths
  • Balochistan: 90 cases
  • Islamabad: 66 cases
  • Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 26 cases
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 9 cases

The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major areas including Peshawar 26 per cent, Lahore 28 per cent, Bahawalpur 42 per cent and Multan 53 per cent.

Sindh gives final warning to unvaccinated government employees

The Sindh government has issued a final warning to all of the government employees who have not yet received their covid-19 vaccinations, ordering them to get their jabs in the next three days, or their monthly salaries will be stopped, The News reported.

As per reports, the provincial government has also started making lists of the government staff who have received vaccination, and have asked them to submit their vaccination cards with the relevant authorities.

The publication while citing sources reported that not even half of the 400,000 civil servants have gotten corona vaccinations. Meanwhile, in the Sindh Secretariat, over 30 per cent employees have not been vaccinated.

 

Dr Yousuf Rana awarded gold medal for best performance in corona wards

Dr Muhammad Yousaf Rana, the former Medical Superintendent at Civil Hospital Bahawalpur, has been awarded with gold medal for his remarkable performance in the corona wards. He has been recognized for his efforts made for treatment of patients suffering from covid-19 infection.

DR Yousuf was presented with the award during a special ceremony held at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur. Along with Dr Rana, other doctors and health workers who performed various duties at corona wards were also awarded medal and cash prizes.

Principal, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Prof-Dr. Shafqat Ali Tabassam appreciated the role of health workers who performed their duties at corona wards in the hospitals.

“I salute to those including a doctors, paramedics, nurses and even to sweepers who performed their duties at corona wards,” he said while addressing the ceremony.

All public, private educational institutions reopen today

All public and private educational institutions including secondary and above have resumed the in-person classes in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Monday (today).

All of the educational institutions have been asked to strictly follow the SOPs to prevent further spread of the deadly virus.

Staggered approach is being followed for schools reopening, with 50 per cent attendance. Students attending in-person classes in schools today, would not attend it tomorrow, rather they would return after interval of a day, as per the policy presented by the government to curb the spread.

 

Global case load

Globally, the total cases of covid-19 have crossed 173.34 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while deaths have reached 3,730,065.

As per university’s data, the U.S. remains the worst-hit country in cases with 33.36 million and deaths with 597,631.

On a global basis, India is second in terms of total cases at 28.91 million, followed by Brazil at 16.95 million, according to JHU data. While Brazil was second in deaths at 473,404 and India was third at 349,186.


From : pk.mashable.com

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