ISLAMABAD: The total number of coronavirus infection cases in the country has risen to 5,988 and death toll to 107 by Wednesday morning.
These include Punjab, 2,945, Sindh, 1,518, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 865, Balochistan 240, Islamabad Capital Territory 140, Gilgit-Baltistan 234, and Azad Kashmir 46 cases.
So far 1,446 patients of Coronavirus have been recovered, while 107 died (Sindh: 35, Punjab: 28, KP: 38, ICT: 1, Balochistan:2 and GB:3) and 44 others are in a critical condition.
According to the National Command and Operation Center on Wednesday morning (8:30am), 73,439 tests have been conducted since outbreak of the pandemic.
Local transmission is 55 percent and foreign travel 45 percent. The government has made ready five hundred and eighty-eight hospitals with Covid facilities with 1496 patients admitted across the country, while 352 quarantine facilities have been established with 16,387 people housed in them.
Twenty-five doctors at the largest hospital of South Punjab, Nishtar Hospital Multan, have been found to be infected with coronavirus.
All the infected doctors have been shifted to the isolation wards of the hospital. The Pakistan Medical Association said symptoms of coronavirus were detected in other nine doctors as well. The spokesperson for PMA said practical measures should be taken right away by declaring corona emergency at Nishtar Hospital.