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Pakistan reports 625 coronavirus cases, 14 deaths

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus has killed 14 more people in Pakistan and the total death toll has risen to 6,673.

According to the National Command and Operations Center, 625 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 324,084. In Pakistan, 9,461 patients of coronavirus are undergoing treatment, and 37,950 have recovered.

The coronavirus has killed 2,298 people in Punjab and 2,581 in Sindh. The death toll in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has risen to 1,265, 195 in Islamabad, 148 in Balochistan, 90 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 82 in Azad Kashmir.

The number of coronavirus cases in Islamabad has reached 18,069. At least 101,652 cases have been reported in Punjab, 141,841 in Sindh, 38,645 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,704 in Balochistan, 4,059 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 3,498 in Azad Kashmir.

There are facilities for coronavirus patients in 735 hospitals in Pakistan and the number of ventilators for coronavirus patients in hospitals is 1,920. There are 132 testing laboratories operating in the country and trace, test, and quarantine strategies are working effectively in several cities.

Read more: Punjab reports 223 coronavirus cases, 11 deaths

Prime Minister Imran Khan had feared a second wave of COVID-19 in the coming months in cities where pollution levels are high. The prime minister said though measures taken by the government during the pandemic were acknowledged internationally, including by the World Health Organisation, there was still a need to observe precautions to combat an expected second wave of the virus.

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