Pakistan reports 1,067 coronavirus deaths as infected cases surge to 50,694

Pakistan reports 67 more deaths as coronavirus cases surge to 98,943

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan confirmed 50 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,067 and positive cases surged to 50,694 on Friday.
The National Command and Operation Centre reported that the total number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases stands at 50,694.
In the last 24 hours, 50 deaths were reported from the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s death toll to 1,067, while at least 15,201 recoveries were reported. Moreover, 372 patients are currently in critical condition.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 18,455 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 19,924 in Sindh, 7,155 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,074 in Balochistan, 13,26 in Islamabad, 602 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 158 in Azad Kashmir.
Pakistan has so far conducted 445,987 coronavirus tests and 16,387 in last 24 hours. 14,155 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.
Meanwhile, the fourth Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) special flight carrying 250 stranded Pakistani nationals has departed from New Jersey for Lahore.
Consul General Ayesha Ali saw off the passengers from Newark Airport and reviewed steps taken to repatriate the citizens.
The fifth special flight will depart from New Jersey for Islamabad on June 1.
The federal government has made the decision to restore international flights from Bacha Khan International Airport, Peshawar.
The decision was taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan, on the special request of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.
The chief minister said the restoration of international flights will reduce difficulties faced by stranded Pakistanis returning to the country.


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