Pakistan surpasses 1,000 mark after 32 new deaths; infections reach 48,091

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan after confirmation of 32 new deaths from novel coronavirus in one day crossed the 1,000 mark as tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,017 and positive cases surged to 48,091 on Thursday.

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), has confirmed that 2,193 new infections of the COVID-19 in last 24 hours while 32 new deaths reported across the country.

Sindh remained worst-hit province by the coronavirus with 18,964 confirmed cases were reported as highest number of infections along with 326 fatalities, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 429,600 coronavirus tests and 15,346 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 21, Thursday 09:20am, the province-wise break up after confirming the toll of 48,091 infections. Sindh jumped to 18,964 toll of coronavirus cases followed by Punjab with 17,382 infections of the COVID-19 pandemic. The infections confirmed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have reached to 6,815, in Balochistan toll surged to 2,968, Gilgit-Baltistanreached to the toll of 579 infections, 1,138 in Islamabad Capital Territory and 133 in Azad Jammu Kashmir.

The figure given by Coronavirus Dashboard in its province-wise break up regarding the total 1,017 deaths reported in the country after 32 new fatalities. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is on top of the fatalities list with 351 deaths while Sindh at number 2 with 316 deaths, Punjab stands with 297 fatalities, Balochistan 38, Gilgit-Baltisan 4, Islamabad Capital Territory 10 and AJK 1.

Sindh government has decided to allow holding congregational prayers on Eid-ul-Fitr. Provincial Minister Saeed Ghani said that prohibiting prayers when most other things have been restored would be unjust.

According to details, Sindh government has announced the welcome news that both Eid-ul-Fitr prayer and Jummatul-Wida prayer have been allowed but only under strict implementation of the prescribed SOPs by the government.

Holding a press conference in Sindh Assembly, Education minister Saeed Ghani announced this decision saying that there is no justification of prohibiting congregational prayers when everything else has been allowed to reopen.

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