Approximately 152 hospitals across the country have been directly provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), Dr. Zafar Mirza Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health said.
Pakistan has less cases of novel coronavirus than its projected, Dr. Zafar told while talking to media
Dr. Mirza emphasized that this is an opportunity for us to adopt precautionary measures, cautioning that any carelessness in this regard could lead to the multiplication of coronavirus patients in the country.
SAPM once again dispelled the impression that the deadly virus doesn’t affect young people saying those aged below 50 years account for 70% of the total patients infected by the virus in the country, while 65% are those whose ages ranged between 21 to 50 years.
Dr. Mirza said coronavirus patients ought not to be stigmatized as they are like people suffering from other diseases.
The SAPM said a total of 4,601 cases of COVD-19 have been reported around the country, of them, 2,279 were detected in Punjab, 1,128 in Sindh, 215 in Gilgit Baltistan, 219 in Balochistan, 610 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 107 in Islamabad and 33 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
66 people have died from the coronavirus thus far, while 45 are critical in various hospitals, he added, As many as 727 people have recovered from the deadly virus so far.
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