COVID-19: Nation wide of confirmed cases rose to 4,892, recovery rate up to 762

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 4,892 on Saturday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
The province-wise break up of the total number of cases is as follows:
Total confirmed cases: 4,892
• Sindh: 1,318
• Punjab: 2,336
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 656
• Balochistan: 220
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 113
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 215
• AJK: 34
Deaths: 66
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 25
• Sindh: 28
• Balochistan: 1
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
• Punjab: 19
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 1
Officials have recorded more than 1.7 million cases and as many as 102,743 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.
Sindh constitutes committee to monitor use of plasma in treating patients
The Sindh government has constituted a committee to monitor the use of plasma in treating patients, a notification issued on Saturday said.
The committee will comprise federal secretary and health officials from different hospitals.
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The committee will submit a report its recommendations to Sindh chief minister, the notification added.
Sindh reports 104 cases, 6 deaths in last 24 hours
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said the province recorded six deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the provincial tally to 28.
“We have recorded 104 cases in the province, which is an increase of 20 per cent,” he said. “This takes the number of cases in the province to 1,318.”
“We have given orders for stricter measures in Malir,” Shah said, adding that the cases were rising in Hyderabad forcing the authorities to enforce stricter measures.
Coronavirus relief grant can be received from ATM
Dr. Sania Nishtar has asked all deserving people who are sending SMS on 8171 for coronavirus relief grant not to rush for payment before the final response of payment date.
She said, after scrutiny and confirmation of eligibility, the deserving person receives the message with date of payment from 8171.
Read more: Coronavirus relief grant can be received from ATM, designated centers, points: Sania Nishtar
The Special Assistant said payment of 12000 rupees can be received from ATM, designated centers and points all across Pakistan.
1,600 stranded Pakistanis have been lifted via nine flights
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said that so far 1,600 stranded Pakistanis have been lifted via nine flights, around the world.
The Pakistani nationals were stranded due to outbreak of coronavirus across the globe.
Read more: 1,600 stranded Pakistanis have been lifted via nine flights, around the world: FM Qureshi
During a meeting at the foreign office to review arrangements to bring back Pakistanis, FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the government is fully aware of the pain of its nationals and Pakistani embassies around the world have been directed to take special care of the stranded people.

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