ISLAMABAD: Coronavirus has claimed the lives of another seventy eight people over the last twenty-four hours in Pakistan, taking the death toll to 1,395.
2,429 new coronavirus cases surfaced during the last twenty-four hours which has taken the nationwide tally to 66,457.
These include: 24,104 in Punjab, 26,113 in Sindh, 9,067 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,087 in Balochistan, 2192 in Islamabad, 660 in Gilgit Baltistan and 234 in Azad Kashmir.
12,020 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country during the last twenty-four hours.
On May 29, Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza had urged people not to let their guard down against coronavirus, as the number of cases and deaths could increase in the country in coming days.
“Situation regarding availability of ventilators and beds across the country is under control,” he had said while briefing media in Islamabad.
The special assistant had said 18 to 20 percent out of total number of ventilators were in use at the moment.
He had said National Command and Operation Centre was closely watching the situation and would adopt strategy accordingly in consultation with various stakeholders.
Dr. Zafar Mirza had said people could not grasp the situation regarding lockdown. He had said a new instruction guide had been issued for the people who die of corona.