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Pakistan’s coronavirus cases soar to 14,079, death toll at 301

Pakistan’s coronavirus cases soar to 14,079, death toll at 301
April 28, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the country jumped to 14,079 on Monday. According to the National Command and Operation Center, there are 5,640 cases in Punjab, 4,956 in Sindh, 1,984 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 853 in Balochistan, 320 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 261 in Islamabad Capital Territory and 65 in Azad Kashmir. As many as 3,233 patients have so far recovered while the death toll from the virus stands at 301 with 16 new deaths and 751 new cases reported during the last 24 hours. On the other hand, 157,223 tests have been conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic, with 6,417 conducted during the last 24 hours. Local transmission is 79 per cent and foreign travel 21 per cent.
Partial lockdown
On the other hand, partial lockdown imposed is continuing across the country as educational institutions, shopping malls, markets, restaurants, and other private business remained closed while inter-provincial and inter-city transport was also suspended. Factories, banks and the financial sector were directed to reduce work hours. The government has barred elder people and children from offering Friday prayers at mosques and issued guidelines for making lines with a specific distance. The novel coronavirus – which originated in the central China city of Wuhan towards the end of December 2019 – has spread to all continents excluding Antarctica. The COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the mysterious contagion has so far killed thousands of people and infected tens of thousands of others across the globe. Coronavirus in Pakistan  Confirmed Cases: 14,079 Cases (24 HRS): 751 Deaths (24 HRS): 16 Tests (24 HRS): 6,417 Total Tests: 157,223 Deaths: 301 Recovered: 3,233 Sindh: 4,956 Punjab: 5,640 Islamabad: 261 Balochistan: 853 KP: 1,984 AJK: 65 GB: 320