Pakistan crosses 50k mark of infections as 2,603 new cases reported in 24 hours with 50 new deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan crosses the 50,000 mark of COVID-19 infections after 2,603 new infections, the highest ever, were reported across the country, the toll surged to 50,694. Country reported 50 new deaths of the coronavirus pandemic during last 24 hours that took the toll to 1,067,

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), has confirmed 2,603 new infections of the COVID-19 during last 24 hours while 50 new deaths across the country.

Sindh is still a worst-hit province by the coronavirus as it is near to cross the 20,000 mark having the toll of 19,927 confirmed cases the highest number along with 336 fatalities, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Country has so far conducted 445,987 coronavirus tests and 16,387 in last 24 hours. 14,155 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition. Patients are under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available.

According to latest figure given on National Coronavirus Dashboard of NCOC on May 22, Friday 09:55am, the province-wise break up after confirming the toll of 50,694 infections. Sindh jumped to 19,924 toll of coronavirus cases followed by Punjab with 18,455 infections of the COVID-19 pandemic. The infections confirmed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have reached to 7,155, in Balochistan toll surged to 3,074, Gilgit-Baltistan reached to the toll of 602 infections, Islamabad Capital Territory reached to 1,326 and 158 infection reported in Azad Jammu Kashmir.

The figure given by Coronavirus Dashboard in its province-wise break up regarding the total 1,067 deaths reported in the country after 50 new fatalities during last 24 hours. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is on top of the fatalities list with 365 deaths while Sindh at number 2 with 236 deaths, Punjab stands with 310 fatalities, Balochistan 39, Gilgit-Baltisan 4, Islamabad Capital Territory 12 and AJK 1.

Sindh government in the 20 points SOPs issued for Eid-ul-Fitr congregations said that they should be prayed in open spaces.

According to the notification issued by the provincial home department security and cleanliness should be ensured for Eid prayers.

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