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IHC postpones hearings till April 11 due to spike of COVID-19 cases

IHC postpones hearings till April 11 due to spike of COVID-19 cases
April 2, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has called off all hearings until April 11, a notification issued by the Registrar’s Office on Friday stated.

The decision was taken after coronavirus infections in the capital city increased. The notification was passed on orders of Chief Justice Athar Minallah.

Only important cases will be heard during this time. These cases will be decided by the chief justice, the instructions added.

Earlier a day, Pakistan reports over 5,000 daily cases for the first time since June 2020 as COVID-19 claimed 83 more lives in Pakistan during the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 14,613 on Friday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 5,234 persons tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours as the number of positive cases has surged to 678,165.

During the period of a day, the total count of active cases was recorded at 56,347 and the positivity rate stood at 10.43 per cent.

The health facilities across the country conducted 50,170 coronavirus detection tests, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 10,297,544 since the first case was reported.

According to the statistics, 81 patients were declared critical, adding to the total number of patients suffering from sensitive health condition up to 3,384.

Overall 607,205 people have recovered from the virus including 1,931 who have regained their health from COVID-19 during the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of deaths followed by Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Most numbers of cases have been reported in Sindh.

Till now 265,917 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 225,953 in Punjab, 89,255 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,610 in Balochistan, 59,401 in Islamabad, 12,984 in Azad Kashmir and 5,045 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore, 6,485 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 4,504 in Sindh, 2,382 in KP, 209 in Balochistan, 572 in Islamabad, 358 in Azad Kashmir and 103 in GB.