COVID-19: Pakistan’s confirmed cases jumps to 14,079, recovery rate rose to 3,233

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 14,079 on Tuesday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
The province-wise break up of the total number of cases are as follows:
Total confirmed cases: 14,079• Sindh: 4,956
• Punjab: 5,640
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,984
• Balochistan: 853
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 261
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 320
• AJK: 65
Deaths: 301
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 104
• Sindh: 85
• Balochistan: 14
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
• Punjab: 91
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 4
Officials have recorded more than 3 million cases and 210,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.
KP health dept report shows 92 health professional have tested positive for virus
A report issued by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department shows that 92 medical staff in the province have tested positive for the virus.
According to the report, 42 doctors, 13 nurses and 37 medical staff have been tested positive for the virus. It added that 20 health officials have recovered from the virus.
President of provincial doctors association Amir Taj said that positive cases are rising in the province, adding that the government is not issuing protective equipment to them.
Flights carrying stranded Pakistanis lands in Karachi
Civil aviation officials announced Pakistani stranded in Dubai and Sri Lanka have arrived at the Karachi airport.
According to the CAA officials, 27 passengers arrived from Sri Lanka, while 250 passengers arrived from Dubai to Pakistan. They added that the screening process of the passengers is underway and they will be quarantined after that.
YDA president warns of a shortage of doctors in Nishtar Hospital
President of Young Doctors Association Dr Masood Haraj said that there is a shortage of medical staff in Multan’s Nishtar Hospital, adding that there has been a spike in cases in the city due to the easing of the lockdown.
Dr Masood, in a press conference, urged the people to stay in their homes to stop the spread of the virus. He also asked the government to pace up the process of recruiting doctors and paramedical staff in the province.
Dr Masood warned that new employees were not recruited than it would be difficult to carry out duties in the isolation ward.

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