Coronavirus death toll rises to 201 as infected cases soar to 9565 in Pakistan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa revises policy on testing for Covid-19

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday has reported 201 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases has surged to 9565.
According to details, 4255 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Punjab, 3052 in Sindh, 1276 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 465 in Balochistan, 281 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 185 in Islamabad and 51 in Azad Kashmir.
So far, 2073 patients have recovered in the country.
At least six more police officials, performing duty during lockdown in Karachi, have been tested positive for coronavirus.
With confirmation of six new cases in the past three days, the number of policemen infected by COVID-19 in Karachi has jumped to 15.
Inspectors and Constables were among the infected police officials performing their duties at various police stations including Bahadurabad, Gulshan Iqbal, Kalakot Civil Lines and Memon Goth.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was apprised that the coronavirus infection testing capacity in the country would reach 20,000 per day by the end of current month, whereas at present more than 8,000 tests were being carried out on daily basis.
The prime minister was chairing a meeting to review the measures to contain the coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and the latest situation in the country.


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