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“The situation could get out of hand if precautions are not taken”: Dr. Faisal Sultan

Dr. Faisal Sultan
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After 8 months, most cases are reported. The situation could get out of hand if precautions are not taken, Said Dr. Faisal Sultan. 

Due to the rising number of cases during the third wave of Corona in the country, the highest number of cases has been reported in the country in a single day since July and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Faisal has warned the public that the situation could get out of hand if precautions are not taken.

Dr. Faisal Sultan
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According to the data released by the National Command and Operations Center, in the last 24 hours, 3,876 people across the country tested positive for COD-19, bringing the total number of cases to 623,135.

This is the highest number of cases reported in a single day in the country after 8 months where the last time more than 3,800 cases were reported in the country on July 2, 2020.

Another 42 people lost their lives during this period, out of which 15 were patients on ventilators, bringing the total number of deaths across the country to 13,799.

During the last 24 hours, 40,946 Corona tests were conducted across the country, of which 10,445 were in Sindh, 15,212 in Punjab, 7,753 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5,958 in Islamabad, 362 in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan. I have 330, Azad Kashmir has 866 tests.

During the last 24 hours, another 1,446 patients were cured, bringing the total number of those who recovered from Code-19 to 579,760.

It should be noted that the first case of Coronavirus in the country was reported on February 26, 2020, after which the closure of educational institutions in the country as well as the implementation and removal of various restrictions and lockdowns continued.

Meanwhile, in view of the third wave of the virus in the country, lockdown and smart lockdown have been re-imposed in many areas, while educational institutions in nine cities were given spring break.

Today, March 20, the virus situation in all four provinces and federal units of Pakistan is as follows:

Sindh

Sindh province is the most affected province in the country where 293 more people were confirmed to be infected in 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected people in the province to 262,796.

In the last 24 hours, five more deaths occurred in the province, bringing the total number of deaths to 4,478.

Punjab

The highest number of 2,033 cases of the virus was confirmed in Punjab, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 195,087.

Meanwhile, 25 people were killed, bringing the total death toll in the country’s largest province to 5,944.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the virus was confirmed in 681 more people, bringing the total number of cases to 78,653.

In the last 24 hours, there were six more deaths in the province, bringing the total death toll to 2,202.

Balochistan

In Balochistan, the virus was confirmed in 16 more people, bringing the total number of cases to 19,306.

One person has lost his life in the last 24 hours in the province, bringing the total death toll to 203.

Islamabad

Another 747 people became infected with the virus in the federal capital Islamabad, bringing the total number of cases to 50,843.

Three more people were killed in Islamabad, bringing the death toll to 539.

Azad Kashmir

In Azad Kashmir, the virus was confirmed in 106 more people, bringing the total number of cases to 11,843.

There have been two deaths in Azad Kashmir in the last 24 hours, after which 330 people have died of the virus so far.

Gilgit-Baltistan

In Gilgit-Baltistan, the total number of cases has risen to 4,967 after the virus was confirmed in two people.

No one was killed in the last 24 hours in Gilgit-Baltistan but 103 people have been killed so far.

If you are not careful, the situation can get out of hand. Dr. Faisal Sultan

Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health, said that coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the country and the proportion of positive cases has increased from 4.5% to 9.5% which is alarming.

Talking to the media at the National Command and Operations Center, he said that the rate of positive cases of corona in the country has increased from 4.5 percent to 9.5 percent, with the rate of positive patients coming out of every 100 test samples. The ratio indicates how fast the virus is spreading in the country.

He said that the number of Corona cases was increasing alarmingly and the situation could get out of hand if precautions were not taken.

The Special Assistant for Health said that restrictions have been imposed in recent days to reduce the spread of the virus, but there is a lack of public awareness of the prevailing principles of health.

He appealed to the people and the provincial administration to ensure the implementation of SOPs to prevent this deadly virus and if not acted upon, the situation could get out of hand.

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