ISLAMABAD: The number of confirmed coronavirus infection cases in the country has risen to 34,336 while 31 new deaths have been reported during the last 24 hours.
2,255 cases confirmed positive during the last twenty four hours and 11,848 tests were conducted.
So far 13,225 cases have been registered in Punjab, 12,610 in Sindh, 5,021 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,158 in Balochistan, 759 in Islamabad, 475 in Gilgit Baltistan and 88 in Azad Kashmir.
737 patients have died so far while 8,812 have recovered.
President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday asked the medical universities to undertake research while following international research standards to address the challenges of health sector, with special focus on diseases like COVID-19.
He was chairing a meeting of the vice chancellors of medical universities in Islamabad about the coronavirus.
The vice chancellors briefed the meeting about healthcare initiatives taken by their respective medical institutions in view of the corona pandemic.
It was told that the universities have established an information technology infrastructure to provide online education and continue other academic activities.
The president appreciated the important role being played by the health professionals and medical universities in the prevailing situation of COVID-19.