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Number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan rises to 38,799

ISLAMABAD: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan has jumped to 38,799 with 1,518 new cases of infection reported during the last twenty-four hours on Saturday.

As per the latest statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) , overall 14,201 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 14,915 in Sindh, 5,678 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,457 in Balochistan, 518 in Gilgit Baltistan, 866 in Islamabad and 108 in Azad Kashmir.

As many as 27,850 patients are under treatment at the various hospitals and quarantine facilities of the country, while a total of 10,880 patients have so far recovered from the virus.

With 31 deaths in last twenty four hours, the death toll stands at 834. So far 3,59,264 tests have been conducted in the country to detect coronavirus.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had emphasized on a friendly awareness campaign about COVID-19.

Chairing a meeting about the coronavirus situation in Islamabad, the premier had said instead of forcing the people to adopt precautionary measures, there is a need of creating awareness among them.

Imran Khan also advised media to pursue the people in a more effective way about adopting precautionary measures and implementing the guidelines regarding containing the virus.

He had said imposing lockdown is not a solution to the coronavirus and the government is taking its decisions according to the ground realities and condition of the people.

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